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A journo's jottings under no deadline pressure (since Jan 1, 2010)

Vote, dammit!

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Confession: Part 1 was lifted from some other friend’s online journal.
I realise I’m mostly preaching to the converted, but just in case…
This post was brought to you by the letters V, O, T and E and the realisation that there are a lot of seemingly intelligent people that “can’t be bothered”!
Since the “seemingly intelligent people” shirk their responsibility, the wrong people get elected. Here’s a sampling of the type of corporators from my city who hold positions of power:
1) A former autorickshaw driver who now stays in a palatial 3-storey bungalow.
2) A ‘loader’ whose only work experience consisted of manually ‘loading’ goods into commercial transport vehicles. When not working, he could be found lying drunk at the end of the very lane he used to operate from.
3) A housewife whose first task on getting elected was to float a Rs. 7.5 million tender for paving the pathway around a slum in her constituency. And who ‘won’ the tender? Her brother!


Written by Raju Bist

March 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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