Thursday, April 2, 2009

वोटर का जागना बेहतरहै।

वोटर का जागना बेहतरहै। रोड नहीं तो वोट नहीं, स्वागत योग्य कदम
'Road nahin to vote nahin' (no road no vote): One can see this slogan inscribed on pamphlet slogan pasted extensively on the walls in Shrinagar colony. "What is the use of electing our representatives if they are not concerned about our problems," said Saurabh Srivastava, a local resident of Shrinagar colony. Interestingly the election office of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Murli Manohar Joshi is located in the same colony, which is one of the posh localities of the city. 'We are not going to vote in favour of any candidate in the Lok Sabha election if we have to live in such a pathetic condition," said another person Amit Kumar Saxena indicating the broken road. Definitely, it was an outburst of their emotions and aspirations. 'It is a link road that remains busy whole day, but unfortunately it has been in bad shape for over 10 years,' said Srivastava adding that the condition becomes more pathetic during monsoon season as there is no proper drainage. 'We are fed-up with things and it is our unanimous decision to boycott the election if the situation remains the same," said Saxena. "At the time of elections the contestants come with promises, but once the election is over the promises are forgotten," they said. "We have displayed the posters to draw the attention of the contesting candidates as well as the authorities towards the pathetic condition of civic amenities," they said. But, how they will believe the promises if made again? "We know that there is no guarantee that the promises would be fulfilled, but by doing so we are not only showing our confidence in the existing system but also trying to stir the minds of contestants and general people as well," said Om Prakash. They feel that there should be a system to recall the elected representatives if they fail to fulfil their promises and duty. Shrinagar colony is not the only place that is facing such problem but similar is the condition in many other localities of the cities. "We hope that the candidates of political parties will see these posters and understand our feelings," they concluded

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