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Do you really think our election process is fair?

Asked by sumitha, 14 May '09 11:38 am
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Indias general election passed something of a miracle. The scale is mind-boggling. It will be spread over five stages, taking four weeks and involving 6.5m staff. In 543 constituencies, 4,617 candidates, representing some 300 parties, will compete for the ballots of an electorate of 714m eligible voters. In 828,804 polling stations, 1,368,430 simple, robust and apparently tamper-proof electronic voting machines will be deployed. It is hard not to be impressed by the processand its resilience.

I know it makes mess.
May not be fair enough coz of greedy politicians.
But it is the only way for our democracy.
Let us pray for better election reforms in future...:-))
Answered by anantharaman, 14 May '09 11:48 am

 
  
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I think all these election process are not fair. I recommend a dictatorship. I really fed up with these so called democracy. And most preferably i want to be dictator to rule this country. Because i cannot obey others dictatorship. Hope you can understand my problem. And every one has at least one :)))))
Answered by peekay first, 17 May '09 06:44 pm

 
  
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No wastage of time.The winner is already decided and they are getting by hook or crook
Answered by hitler, 15 May '09 08:14 pm

 
  
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In most parts of India, the election by itself is by and large fair with them being conducted in many phases which gives the Govt the necessary flexibility in moving security and police forces to various places in strenth esspecially the vulnerable areas where they expect trouble. But still, India is such a vast country and the situation as it exists differs so vastly from one state to another. There are many parts in the rural areas where access to them is a great problem and timely help when there is trouble is virtually impossible.

In most parts of the country, the voting as such is peaceful without too much of intimidation. Intimidation is there where the writ of local gangs or parties with muscle power has no answer with a timid administration or election officials. But considering that, there are more than a million polling booths it may be restricted to a few thousands which is a miniscule percentage, which will have to ignored taking into consideration the mammoth exercise ...more
Answered by Omega, 15 May '09 06:54 pm

 
  
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Dear Sumitha,
My heartiest congratulations to Indian people and great democracy. Our 15th Lok Sabha election was by and large very fair.
Considering Terrorist attack threat, Naxal threat, Troubled neighbours which always affects India, logistics planning for over 700 m voters to cast their votes, lengthy time period, politicians creating havoc by their hate speeches during this period creating chaos all around.... My god! It is a sort of miracle to tackle all adversaries together. India can be proud of its' people and its' resilience and above all faith in democracy by Indian people that sets an example world over.
It was really fair election.
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POINTS TO PONDER:
Though I rue, within these 30 election days, when politicians wants to show people that they have done some development work, which politicians do at the last available time, EC bars doing those. Why Indian citizen should suffer, because of election rules and ...more
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 15 May '09 08:53 am

 
  
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Most of the Indian people have today lost faith in the Parliamentary democracy. Rather the floor of parliament as well as the legislative assemblies have lost the grace and honour. I need not quote any specifics here. A common man is often found sermoning that no sensible or respectable person would prefer joining a political party and saying that politics is a dirty profession. The impressions may be true but it can not be accepted that political affairs of the country should be left to those why practice dirty and dishonest code of practice. They are to be either corrected or replaced. All well meaning people must not stay only on the side lines. Rather they should come forward.
No doubt the judiciary and the political leadership is theoratically expected to settle the things right. But under the circumstances the Indian people (society) for better self governance will have to take up the corrective measures at its own level. No doubt since the damage has been large it may take min ...more
Answered by Ashish jain, 14 May '09 07:22 pm

 
  
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Fair and elections? What a weird combination sumitha
Answered by gem mina, 14 May '09 03:50 pm

 
  
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As a media personnel we monitor most of the polling stations...and be assured that there are several processes to reduce polling % if not mass false voting...party goons queue and enter a booth ,start jostling and pushing, create a ruckus which leads to booth jamming and delays the process...so most of the genuine and decent persons waiting to exercise their franchise end up unable to vote...which is an unfair process to stop the opposition...a deliberate process to delist genuine voters is also being seen...but overall these may add upto a megre 10%...which menas that 90% voting is fair...and that in a system like ours...is saying a lot !
Answered by prasoon, 14 May '09 02:50 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by vijaykumarraj, 14 May '09 12:59 pm

 
  
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I don't think so, but Mr Naveen Chawla, our CEC says it was by and large fair barring a few stray poll incidents and he thanked the entire Election Staff for their commitment. (India is world's largest democratic country).
Answered by Srijith KP, 14 May '09 11:45 am

 
  
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