WITH INDIA’S GENERAL ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FROM 7 APRIL TO 12 MAY, YOUTH INC DISCUSSES THE POLITICAL PARTIES, MANIFESTOS AND ISSUES WHICH WILL DECIDE THE RULING PARTY AND LIKELY FUTURE PRIME MINISTER OF THE COUNTRY
Most young Indians look at politics with a certain disdain. What they fail to realise is that politics is part-and-parcel of everyday life. The people we elect to power today will decide the policies of tomorrow which will result in the changes in our quality of life, the amount we spend for our amenities, the likelihood of better infrastructure, the number of schools that will be opened and more. All this stems from policies made by the central government and budget allocations made in accordance.
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally, directly or indirectly, through elected representatives in the proposal, development and creation of laws. The backbone of a democracy is thus voting citizens. Voting isn’t just a right; it is a responsibility. Voting for the right party will bring the right candidate to power as the head of the nation. Universal suffrage should therefore not be treated as a luxury but be exercised by every citizen over 18 years. The elections will be held from 7 April to 12 May in 9 phases across 543 constituencies. The Election Commission of India (ECI) will organise the elections and announce the result on 16 May. The process might be daunting to a first-time voter; we have thus explained the process, analysed the philosophies that drive parties, represented the needs of the youth and estimated the issues that will cause a young Indian to vote a particular party and their representative to power.
Volume 3 Issue 10