Fair election & economy
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - The fortune of democracy and economic development depend much upon free and fair elections. The power of wealth and coercion must not be an instrument of buying and selling of votes, people and parliamentary seats, in defiance of the principle of the ‘rule of the people’. To put the democratic process on the track of fairness in the country, elections reforms are of paramount significance. The ensuing caretaker government is expected to act responsibly and sensibly to take steps, deemed critical before the next elections. Chief Election Commission has a formidable role to play by taking suitable steps to ensure fairness of elections and inform the general public through TV about the reformed processes. ‘It’s the economy, stupid’, a catchy slogan of Bill Clinton which he used in his 1992’s election campaign reminds many around the world that how economy forms a key priority in politics. The best political party is one, which is competent to create a robust economy, reduce inflation to a single digit and attains consistent high economic growth. In order to prevent the recurrence of voting scandals and sham democracy, it is reiterated that electorate reforms would be imperative much before the next elections. None else care the people could take from the coming caretaker government, other than seeing free and fair elections, reflective of their voice and choice. Status quo is not the answer to the dilemmas, the poor are witnessing on daily basis.