The democratic process of electing our MP’s is over. People cast their vote and chose their MP’s (Member of Parliament). The result is overwhelmingly in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies of National Democratic Alliance (NDA). In all this roars of victories :
Let them not forget the people of their constituencies who have elected them.
Let them not forget the aspirations of the people who elected them.
Let them not forget the vision of India they have projected and work hard for it.
Let them not forget the cause for which each one has fought and live up to their ideals.
Let them love and shower their affection on each constituent of their constituency irrespective of him/her voting for them or not.
Had been following these elections very closely right from the day they were announced. The way they were conducted by the Election Commission is very appreciable. Conducting elections in India is a daunting task. A task so beautifully executed by the EC. A feeling of gratitude for all the workers and volunteers of the EC, right from the Commissioners to the worker at the booth level.
The most happiest part of this election is that it has the highest voter turnout in India’s existence as a democracy after She gained Independence. A big shout out to all who worked for this. To some extent, the social media too has played it’s part. The way, the awareness to vote is increasing, is a very healthy sign of democracy.
Also, after a gap of many years, the election was fought on a pro-incumbency wave. The sitting government always faces some kind of anti-incumbency, but this elections the picture has been different. The PM and his team are successful in building up a narrative of the work they have done irrespective of caste, class, state or ideologies. People have voted for the PM, across all this.
The major dynasties have lost. A few have won too. The Gandhi’s, Scindia’s, Gehlot’s, Hooda’s, HD’s, Sangma’s, Pawar’s and many more. On the other side, Jagan, Naveenbabu and many have won. It is very difficult to change the mindset of people of India. Even BJP has it’s own sets of dynasts with Shiv Sena and Akali Dal following not far behind. But again in all this, if people wanna choose them, then it is their democratic right. The media and the intelligentsia can seat back in the air conditioned studios and homes and easily comment. But lastly it’s the wishes of the people which counts.
Yesterday was a day of graceful acceptance of the results. The way the leaders accepted the results is commendable. I say this as just a few days back, a few leaders tried to build a narrative of blood shed if they loose. Some even started blaming the EVM’s or the EC or even the Supreme Court of India. But today, All, right from the PM Modi, Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and others gracefully accepted the verdict of the people.
Personally for me, the high point of the day was when Rahul Gandhi conceded Amethi to Smriti Irani in a live press conference. It was quite unexpected as the counting was still on with a few rounds still to go. Smritiji herself was humble with her response and conduct. Had heard from my father about a Gandhi losing an election, but yesterday witnessed it myself.
Lastly the grace with which PM Modi accepted the verdict. He was overwhelmed with emotions and one could see the teary eyes when he stood on the podium for his acceptance speech. And the speech as always filled with humility and lustre. The reference to Mahabharat always fills our hearts with pride about our past. The way he committed himself to India and Indians is simply mind blowing.
Now begins the formation of the new Lok Sabha and the new Government.
We, Indians, wish all the MP’s their best of efforts and pray to God for their long and healthy life.
And request them to not disrupt the parliament for their personal petty gains or to prove their point.
As the PM said in his victory speech, let us all work together for the betterment of India.
It is an all inclusive democracy and India has been such from Vedic days.
Better than Heaven or Arcadia
I love thee, O my India!
And thy love I shall give
To every brother nation that lives.
God made the Earth;
Man made confining countries
And their fancy-frozen boundaries.
But with unfound boundless love
I behold the borderland of my India
Expanding into the World.
Hail, mother of religions, lotus, scenic beauty,and sages!
Thy wide doors are open,
Welcoming God’s true sons through all ages.
Where Ganges, woods, Himalayan caves, and
men dream God –
I am hallowed; my body touched that sod.