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Sunday, 1 February 2015

-'Electionomia' hits Delhi

These days Delhi is in the grip of  'Electionomia', a  very serious disease!! The hysteria is  spreading to every nook and corner of the city. It has become a big 'comic' situation. The same disease  had hit the city only a year ago but the 'Doctor' who was responsible for the treatment of the junta, himself ran away after forty nine days, without  even a trace of responsibility, leaving the vast 'junta,' who looked up to him expectantly for the treatment of all their pain and maladies. Ironically, the same 'doctor' who had left his people in the lurch, is back again in the 'fray!
                                   People were quite happy without any of these impostors. But, as they say, rules are rules. An elected Government  must  'take care'(really?) of welfare of the citizens. Hence another election is thrust on the  poor junta of Delhi. The same drama is being re-enacted. Every one is  making their best efforts to open the 'Pandora's Box' of  his rival. Mud slinging is at its best.  Every contestant is trying to show his/her achievements. Loudspeakers are roaring  popular filmy songs to highlight the best characteristics of the candidate,  they are supporting.
                    One party has brought a retired Services personality for  Chief Ministership, which has added glamour to the speeches. Slogans, for and against, can be seen in the print media, radio and television. Messages are being sent to subscribers on phones through SMS's and Apps.
                 Where will all this 'tamasha' lead to! The  same old drudgery. The wheels of  (Mal)administration will move on. The same old allegations /charges will  be levelled. The man on the streets will live without any change in his status.'LONG LIVE OUR  DEMOCRACY'. 



Written for B-A-R , weekly sharing thread, 1st Feb. to 7th Feb. 













10 comments:

  1. Electionomia... loved the word. A good take on the fever, fervour and chaos.

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    1. Thanks Nisha, I am glad you likrd the word.I am sure we will have more reaction.

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  2. the elections with false promises and hope, every year we see the same drama unfold. I wish that someday our politicians will have the character to fulfill their promises.

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    1. Thanks Raji. It will be a great day,if the polittitions have more conscience.

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  3. The elections are one drama I can do without. As I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, I wish politicians would take a leaf out of the Ugly Indian campaign and act more responsibly, instead of talking all the time. Well said, Usha ji. Mal-administration must not occur, I do pray.

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    1. Yes Shailaja politicians must change the way, they are functioning.

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  4. It seems there is a lot of creativity with ways to campaign. Like India, we here in Canada suffer the same folly of broken promises with elected candidates. Too bad that it has come to that.

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    1. Elly, surely politicians are a class by themselves. they never keep up promises.

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  5. I can tell you.....Delhi is in for a surprise on the 10th

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    1. 10th is not far away. Ab Dilli Dur Nahi.

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