This LS 2014 Elections ... will you, the voter, make a promise ?

“The AAP will make no promises to you. Instead it will ask you to make a promise. This time you will not cast your vote on the basis of kinship. You will forget caste; you will drive away the distributors of alcohol and money. AAP has not come to ask you for your vote. If there is anything we ask of you, it is to have faith in yourselves; and to listen to the voice of your soul. This election is not about the victory or defeat of political parties; it is about victory or defeat within ourselves. In front of the voting machine, we must think of the future of our children, the future of our city and our dreams for the future of our country.” Short link

Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Canberra taxi driver's take on the India Elections.

Email from Canberra to Meera Sanyal

I travel a lot by taxi, nowadays. About 50% or more of the taxi drivers, who drive me, are from India. Generally, am becoming popular with them, because of my Indian relatives. A conversation with one of them today took the following form and it takes the cake : 
Friend : you are Indian ; from which part of India do you come ?
T. driver : from the Punjab.
Friend : I believe, that is the bread basket of India ?
T. Driver agrees.
Friend : which party will win the India elections ?
T. driver : it is hard to tell, because there is a new party running and it may upset the applecart ! It shows great promises.
Friend : what is the name of this party?
T. driver : AAP. It promises decency, honesty and is fighting for the elimination of corruption, among other good things.
Friend : I am delighted to hear that, because a close friend of mine has been elected to be candidate of AAP !

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