24 November, 2020

Why I Won’t Vote BJP

The pity is the Congress too doesn’t deserve my vote

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Why I Won’t Vote BJP

The pity is that I actually think our constituency has a good politician from the BJP. If he ever runs for Parliament,  my opinion of him, by itself, would tempt me to vote for him. Yet I cannot forget he is from the BJP. Much as I’m also tempted by the logic that we must sometimes look at the candidate and not the party, I know this like the back of my hand: I will not vote for this party.

The pity is, too, that any party that presides over the plethora of scams of the last few years deserves no less than to be flung out of power. I mean the Congress, of course. And even so, I won’t vote BJP. They have done too much to turn away too many people like me. Perhaps they don’t care, but that’s the way it is.

To start, there’s the obsession with building a Ram temple in Ayodhya. Every time we hear that times have changed and young Indians aren’t interested in this tired old nag of an issue, somebody in the BJP will announce that building that temple is on their agenda. Whether India is afflicted with scams, or still widespread...



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