The author seems to be in dilemma about choosing his option to vote or not and the reason he has mentioned that he likes a national party but he does not like a state regional party with which this national party has an alliance. I don't think it's a big issue but despite he has asked for suggestions from members of the forum. I would like to suggest to him that first, he should come out of this dilemma and the second step is that he should not like or dislike any political party rather he should see which candidate is good and deserves his vote. He should go for the best candidate contesting from his constituency.
India is the largest Democracy in the world. Our democratic system is, absolutely, great though but We still follow emotional issues based on religion, caste, language and region. If a candidate of our caste is contesting from our constituency we will vote for him even this candidate has a criminal record, on the contrary, if a much better candidate is also contesting from the same constituency but as he does not belong to our caste we will not vote for him. Now the questions are what the real meaning or purpose of democracy is. Why we have many MPs and MLAs with a criminal background and Who elected them? Are political parties not responsible for giving them party tickets?
We need maturity in a democratic system of governance.
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