Elections Tamil Nadu Ishytle

So Jayamma is finally out.  A pity really considering she really put in a lot of effort post 2003 – to endear herself to the aam janta.  But people don\’t forget it seems.  Despite the tsunami and all the other gains which she got later – she just couldn\’t make it.  A lot of analysis seems to be going into why she lost.  Top of the list being.

  1. The 2003 mass sacking of govt. employees.
  2. The fact that she did not build effective alliances with other parties in good time.
  3. The lack of such freebies in the major portion of her tenure (with the free cycles for school kids being the notable exception).  She did give a lot of freebies post tsunami – but that didn\’t seemingly count. 
  4. People were saying that if she wanted to give all those freebies – then she would have given them earlier itself instead of pitching in just to counter the DMK\’s mass overload of freebies.
  5. Some even added the Shankaracharya episode – although I would consider him a crook neverthless. 

But in the end – she lost.  Despite who won or who lost I certainly feel happy to note the robustness of the political process and how effective the whole election process was.  It singularly is one thing which makes our opinion count and which certainly MAKES A DIFFERENCE.  There were polling booths every 4 streets and the security prescence was phenomenal. 

As Prannoy Roy noted – the whole political process in Tamil Nadu is a very vibrant and active one.   It simply is the people who go all the way to define the whole thing in terms of opinions, participation, rallies, posters etc. etc.  Certainly very vibrant.  I don\’t think we see this much even in Karnataka. 

Attached are some pics.

I certainly hope the DPA tenure this time – WILL BE DIFFERENT from its earlier ones.  I

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Elections Tamil Nadu Ishytle

  1. Honestly i never had heard of Rajiv Goswami earlier and i am shocked to see the picture and i did not read the entire article except ur blog entry.
    I do not have much knowledge about mandal commission so i cannot comment on that.
    What was shocking to me was that Rajiv Goswami was revered as hero i do not know what effect his sacrifice had on the agitation but i would never approve such extreme behaviour for what ever reason it is nobody has right to take thier life.Farmers suicide comes to mind if each such episode was not hightlighted in media propably more life would have been saved.
    What about satyagraha, fast on to death frequently adopted by Mahatma Gandhi. Again i have to express my ignorance in understanding the concept of satyagraha in depth but i believe its intention was not to sacrifice one’s life.

  2. Honestly i never had heard of Rajiv Goswami earlier and i am shocked to see the picture and i did not read the entire article except ur blog entry.
    I do not have much knowledge about mandal commission so i cannot comment on that.
    What was shocking to me was that Rajiv Goswami was revered as hero i do not know what effect his sacrifice had on the agitation but i would never approve such extreme behaviour for what ever reason it is nobody has right to take thier life.Farmers suicide comes to mind if each such episode was not hightlighted in media propably more life would have been saved.
    What about satyagraha, fast on to death frequently adopted by Mahatma Gandhi. Again i have to express my ignorance in understanding the concept of satyagraha in depth but i believe its intention was not to sacrifice one’s life.

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