Updated April 10, 2019 | 12:00 IST | Frank Huzur
As the campaigning for the First Phase of India’s make or break General Elections comes to a close, it is over to electorates from leaders to make the festival of democracy a truly progressive carnival. Criss-Cross of nearly all the 8 constituencies from Baghat, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur Meerut to Hathras and Ghaziabad of Western Uttar Pradesh was quite a study in the power push of #MahaGathbandhan candidates.
More remarkably memorable was catching up with Akhilesh Yadav, a very popular and charismatic socialist leader and national President of Asia’s largest socialist party, Samajwadi Party at the Aligarh helipad after the end of his campaign speech to a mammoth crowd in Hathras Parliamentary seat.
Youth Icon Akhilesh’s Alliance with the BSP and RLD is poised to sweep the First Round of poll battles with growing surge in the consolidation of the Alliance vote share. People on the ground are inspired by the vision and roadmap of the ‘#SPBSPRLD-led Alliance of the People. In more than one ways, the Grand Alliance of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the ‘Alliance of the Progress and Social Transformation.’
With Behen Mayawati, Jayant Chaudhary and Chaudhary Ajit Singh, former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has gifted an effective platform for people to rise and seize the nettle in the crucial elections. His passionate speeches underlines his drive, dedication and creativity for the cause. It was his passion for his dream and vision which motivated him to sacrifice half-the-seat. Only with passion can a great leader make the necessary courageous and difficult decisions and carry them into action.
For the youngsters who have registered to vote First Time, Akhilesh’s appeal carry much weight as they go to polls tomorrow 11 April. By means of a vote, youths have a golden opportunity to remove the incompetent and regressive regime of Narendra Modi.
Voting is not only our right—it is our power. The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. The future of this republic is in the hands of the voter.
Every election is determined by the people who show up to cast their votes. Voting is the only way to make change in a democracy.
#LokSabhaElections2019 gives us all another chance to choose a good and socialist government. It is also a chance to elect progressive representatives of the Grand Alliance for the Grand Change #MahaGathbandhan se #MahaParivartan.
Picture courtesy ace shooter and journeyman Shantanu Biswas