ELECTION had always been challenging for politicians across the world. In
Indian politician face demands of world’s largest ELECTION exercise. ELECTION needs high muscle and money power.
It is difficult to successfully manage ELECTION consecutive times as public is not satisfied with Politicians of any party. Media has termed this as anti incumbency factor.
Public says politicians come only for ELECTIONS to us and then they forget. Politicians say that they don’t forget but it is very difficult to satisfy public.
The biggest threat to politicians is mid term ELECTIONS. Politicians don’t want frequent ELECTIONS as it drains all their resources. Politicians switch loyalties to avoid frequent ELECTIONS.
Frequent ELECTIONS are not good for Economy too. Who knows it better than Economist turned Prime Minister MMS? But MMS say ELECTION is responsibility of Madam. He is only responsible for delivery after successful ELECTION.
With this clear roles and responsibilities, no wonder Congress has mastered art of ELECTION since last 60 years.
But times are changing now and even Congress in facing heat. Now ELECTIONS have become Hi Tech and machines are used. Earlier hand and paper were enough.
To ensure free and fair ELECTIONS we have ELECTION commission. But even ELECTION commission can not stop corruption. Origin of corruption is money spent on ELECTIONS. Businessman gives money to political parties for ELECTIONS and in return they expect favors. Experts say to stop corruption we need state funding of ELECTIONS.
The profile of electorate is changing. Now politicians need to woo more women and young population for their ELECTION. Now parties are fielding young candidates as they can do the manage ELECTION better.
If you think only Indian politicians go extra length for ELECTIONS, think about Obama, who at perfect time ordered to kill Osama and secure his ELECTION.
Now change ELECTION with ERECTION and it becomes hilarious!