The General elections of 2014 is just around the corner, and did you know that Eat Around The Corner (Bandra) now has a door policy?! With over 22 political parties vying for the top spot, these elections are going to be one hell of a game-changer. And that’s why I thought I must post a blog on my political preferences! Hoping that I don’t get imprisoned for exercising my ‘freedom of speech’, so here it goes: top 4 reasons of why you should vote for the UPA government:
1. UPA government is human, and humans commit mistakes. (In some cases more than once)
Even though as students we’ve studied about the infamous Bofors scandal, it did not deter the Indian Government even once before getting into another defense related scam, the most recent being the Chopper Scam. The world and its sister knows that middlemen are not allowed in defense deals, but no, that didn’t stop our Government. This instance highlights the quality of courage and utter determination of the Indian Government to do something so wrong when it is already embroiled in a number of scams. As Indians we hold these qualities in very high regards.
2. The sexiest Gandhi alive in politics
Alright fine, Sachin Pilot is cute too, but he too is a member of the Indian National Congress. So it’s like this, the Indian Government actually has some eye-candy so why not retain it? Yes, I am talking about Rahul Gandhi. Also Rahul Gandhi is now the VP of the Congress Party, what more can one ask for? In such circumstances, it really doesn’t matter that in all these years Rahul Gandhi has done nothing to prove his mettle. I think his dimples and ultra-comfy cottons did it for me.
3. UPA taught Katrina Hindi(well, if not directly)
In Rajneeti, you rather have Katrina pretend to be Sonia Gandhi and not Mayawati! She is a firang and our obsession for fair-skinned people is not going anywhere; just so you know I am talking about Sonia. Whether you would like to admit it or not, her life does play out like a five-hour long Bollywood film (read: Salaam E Ishq). So again, give me one good reason as to why you would shell-out Rs.400 for a one time movie when you can vote for free and witness another Bollywood/Political debacle shaping up every night on prime-time in your freaking living room?
4. An era of mashups
I once received an email forward which stated that Manmohan Singh follows an 18-hour work schedule every day. In a separate instance P. Chidambaram once made a statement that working over-time sometimes means that you are not being efficient enough during the time given to you. Clearly the two gentleman need to meet and sort this out. I like Manmohan Singh because I think his quiet demeanour has given internet junkies a number of opportunities to bring out their inner talent. Since, no one has ever really heard his voice; I think it would be great if someone could dub any of Usha Uthup’s songs to one of his speeches.
Now that I have beautifully misled the youth of India, I feel my work here is done. I think the UPA Government is capable of creating more distress so why not just give them another shot! In case, you wish to share more insightful reasons of why we should vote for the UPA, please go ahead. Remember, India is just a vote away from disaster, so make your vote count.