It is amazing that our "intelligentsia" keep harping on this most ridiculous idea: that the Indian voter is a fool who is bought cheaply by trinkets, sarees, liquor, and cash.
This claim is made, despite such claim being REPEATEDLY falsified.
The recent results in Uttar Pradesh and Panjab illustrate how BADLY the Congress – with is MEGA-CORRUPT billions, and incompetent progeny of that great socialist leader, Nehru – misread the Indian voter.
All these Congress fools and their CORRUPT BILLIONS, and dishing out cash to everyone, could not save the Congress from (virtually) a wipeout.
I am reminded of when I was Sub-divisional Magistrate in Hojai in 1985, and Rajiv Gandhi, as Prime Minister, wanted to address a gathering of voters. We organised all arrangements (including stage and Rajiv Gandhi's security), in addition to ensuring the security of the crowd.
One hundred thousand people came. Milled into the maidan just outside my office.
They came to see Rajiv Gandhi, perhaps, but more to see his helicopter. Rajiv Gandhi spoke in Hindi. They barely understood one word of what he spoke (this is a heartland constituency of Assam. Mostly Bengali is spoken in Hojai). Then they all went and voted EN-MASSE against Rajiv's Congress.
Assam went to AGP and UMF.
Such is the wisdom of the Indian voter.
Yet our "intelligentsia" keep claiming that our voter can be bought cheaply.
And the BJP too was WIPED OUT – the party of ruffians and gangsters that wants to divide India and create murder and mayhem. Wiped out.
I'm no fan of any of the other political groups that have come to power, but I definitely believe that signs for India's democracy are excellent.
The voter ALWAYS thinks, and votes very carefully. He has now chosen Mulayam Yadav and Parkash Singh Badal as lesser evils over the SUPER-CORRUPT BJP AND CONGRESS.
Not finding better candidates, he OPPOSED Congress and BJP with all his might.
Thank god for the Indian voter. He will save India from the depradation of parties like Congress and BJP. And he will elect FTI members when they are finally ready, for the voter is DESPERATE for good governance.
Please step forward and join FTI. The voter desperately needs you. He doesn't want any Mayavati or Mulayam. He wants you. Are you ready?
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