I read two news articles today. One made me happy and others made me angry.
At first, the happier one was “ 98% of Tamilnadu’s youth is keen to vote”. As on today, we are the number one country to have large number of younger generation. The interest which youth has on the election is something remarkable. If in a family the younger generation is keen to cast their vote, then ultimately those interest will be automatically transformed to the entire family. There is so many reasons for the younger generation to get the interest towards voting, Many celebrities have begun to speak about the importance of voting. 2 out 4 movies speak or stress upon the importance of voting and there are also lot many troll and memes which made younger generation pull into the voting. So, it is natural that youth are keen to vote.
The second news which made me angry was Telangana saw just 60% Turnout in this elections. 2014 election the turnout was around 69.2%. Even after so many awareness the voting turnout which was 60%. This shows that we all are good at speaking great about things. But when it comes to execution it is just zero. To all those 40% who didn’t cast their vote, just a single question for them. What is the one thing which you had on the full day apart from voting?
This news made me look bit deeper into past few year voting turnouts. And I was completely shocked. In 2014, All India voting turnout percentage is just 66.4% and in 2009 it was 58.2%… It means nearly 510 million peoples don’t have a minute to think of the country and cast their vote. (Total Indian population in 2014 is approximately 1.29 billion people)