//India’s elections: Learning the hard way

India’s elections: Learning the hard way

Utopia?

The 2019 massive exercise elections in India will peak in May with the casting and counting of votes, and the declaration of the results. This exercise flows from democracy which struggles to make sure every citizen casts his/her vote in order to help shape the socio-economic and political affairs of the nation. Given our diversity, which nobody can afford to ignore, will the aspirations of the citizens find fulfilment or will they be further destroyed by the narrow vision of those who will win, fair or foul?

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The author is a Rural Pastor and has worked on educational and developmental projects in Adivasi areas.