A large number of people have commented on my earlier post about Indian politics. Some are particularly upset about my statement that I do not cast my vote ( In my life of 68 years I have voted just once in the elections, and that too to get an idea what voting is like ) So I wish to clarify this.
I do not cast my vote because I do not respect any of the present political parties in India, and I do not respect any of the present Indian politicians. So why should I waste my time in voting for someone whom I do not respect ?
Many of our countrymen are fond of dreams. So they go to a Sapnon ka Saudagar, and vote for him. Later,when they wake up from the dream and into reality,the curtains fall from their eyes, and they realize that what was sold to them by the Saudagar was only a sapna ( a dream ). But then they usually drift towards another Sapnon Ka Saudagar, and then to another, and then yet another, ad infinitum.
Thus,one sapnon ka Saudagar spoke of ' gharibi hatao ', and people voted for her en masse. Another proclaimed ' vikaas ', and again large numbers followed the piper. And now when disillusionment about the likelihood of vikaas has set in, many people are gravitating towards the latest Sapnon ka Saudagar, who talks of honesty.
So good luck to you all. Since you like dreams,instead of scientific thinking, you may follow any of these Sapnon ka Saudagars, like children following the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and when disillusionment later sets in, which it is bound to do, transfer your allegiance to another. Happy hunting !