The largest democracy in the world is currently undergoing a massive shift in political ideologies and the youth is playing an important role. The voting procedure in itself for India is no small feat and is a historical event in itself. Lucknow will cast its vote on 6th May. Here are a few things you need to know before you cast your vote for Lok Sabha elections that could change the future of our country.
First things first-check your names in the Electoral List. This list has the names of all eligible voters, their place of voting and all other necessary details. Though there are many educated voters, most of them tend to overlook the electoral roll, which leads to several complications in the voting process as a whole. Since people tend to not check their names, the votes are not accounted for and leads to a decline in the overall percentage of voters. You can check for your name in the list here.
Another vital aspect of the voting process is that you should always know the candidates who are contesting and what are their plans for the future. For the Lucknow constituency, there are 3 major contenders- SP, BJP and Congress.
From the Samajwadi Party the candidate happens to be Poonam Sinha (the wife of congress member Shatrughan Sinha, Rajnath Singh from BJP and from the INC, Acharya Pramod Krishnam. Though the three candidates have made a variety of promises, here’s what could actually help Lucknow as a city.
Better roads, traffic control, clean areas, safer localities and better public transport systems are just the tip of the iceberg. Now, Lucknowites should know the manifestos and choose the leader best fit to deal with the city and transform it into something new and future proof.
Additionally, Lucknow is a budding city as far as businesses and start ups are concerned. Owing to this, the city needs to be better connected with not only the rest of the country, but in the international fora as well. At any rate, even if the basic requirements of Lucknowites are met, it will be a step in the right direction.
An example of the un-fulfilled promises can be taken in from the number of infrastructure projects that are lying pathetic and stuck in limbo. This is one of the major issues that Lucknowites are facing and completion of the same would result in a better connected city, making travelling easy for residents and users of public transport.
Another such example can be taken in the form of the Gomti River cleanliness project. For a long time now, the river has been in a pathetic state. Toxic and bio waste from factories is often dumped here, which makes the river even more dirty. The Gomti River is one of Lucknow’s major attractions and should be swiftly dealt with in the best manner.
At the core, the choice is up to you and it is crucial that one understands each aspect of these documents before casting a vote. Residents of Lucknow will have to choose the best candidate who will actually make a difference in our lives.