Who to vote in 2019 Lok sabha elections is probably the most debatable question nowadays and the debate goes on from which party to be voted this time-BJP, Congress, AAP Etc. to which candidate to be chosen as the face for the post of “PRIME MINISTER”. Whether we should vote for Modi again or if not, do we want Rahul Gandhi as our next prime minister?
But go back to the questions posed above and re-think if the questions that are forming the very basis of our voting decision are right or wrong?
Think about whether you’re going in the right or the wrong direction?
Now,become a child again,unbiased and secular ,go back to your 9th and 10th standard political science books and try & remember that we, In India, do not have a presidential democracy rather we have a parliamentary democracy where we have to choose an MP and not PM as in America, electing from their respective constituencies who later with all other MP’s meet to choose a PM. It is different from the presidential democracy that is the part and parcel of USA. Historically, parliamentary democracy is more stable than presidential democracy. So, we are fortunate enough to have a parliamentary form of democracy in our country.
Now, this brings us to the right and the first question to ask ourselves i.e; who to choose as an MP?
HOW TO DECIDE THAT?
First look who all are the candidates electing, their educational qualification, their criminal record and their assets and apart from that, you can keep a check on the past performance of the candidate by critical analysis of ground reality like what work they have done for the society?
And further, if you want to judge your MP you can do it through MPLAD. According to this, every MP gets 5 crores yearly to develop their constituency. This is called MPLAD fund where LAD means local area development.
The details of which you can check on mplad.gov.in.
Thus, by doing this you might end up choosing a coalition government whereby no particular force in the name of PM or a political party can govern the minds of a people and manipulate them for their own benefits. Here, by doing this you’ll have a system of check and balancing whereby one force balances the other and keep a check on unilateral forming of mindsets governing the parliament. It will be like in a pack of wolves, choose the one, less harmful.
Thus, now you’re clear that on what basis you should vote apart from governed by the factors like political parties, popular faces and working governments.
Also beside that what should be made more clear and obvious is what should we not vote for, and that are religion, caste and emotions which unfortunately today are the sole basis of our vote casting.