Approximately 1,00,000 first-time voters in every constituency- Shouldn’t political parties rethink their agendas? Uniting together of young faces over the issues of ‘Jan Lokpal’ and ‘Justice for Nirbhaya’ is an alarming state for the political family. Definitely, the digitally advanced and vibrant youth of India aspires for all-inclusive participation and development. Security and employment are the expectations which have superseded the demands of reservation and packages. So, is the young blood prepared to mark a sturdy presence in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls? Though many political leaders are paying extensive heed to this class of voters, their aspirations are rarely being noticed. The Government did not seem to be focused towards the implementation of Jan Lokpal Bill. Reforms in the Women Security measures could not bring any visible differences in the number of rapes and attacks. Flying shoes, slaps, and showers of ink- Is youth protesting in an imprecise manner?
600 million young faces can surely bring in the change. The nation, which has witnessed religions and castes as the source of fetching support, now demands for what we can call ‘Unbiased prosperity’. The youth of India must realize that they can influence and shape the political environment of the nation by being vigilant and participative. Participation in polls is definitely a necessity, however social and political awareness cannot be overlooked. Prior to deciding whom to vote, answer to the question ‘Why to vote for him/her?’ must be looked for. Newspapers and TV channels are flooded with advertisements reflecting the contributions of distinct political parties in the development of society. These luring ads are sure to impress you. However, analyzing and measuring the actual contribution is your task. Rather than being influenced by the projected development modules, the youth must endeavor to rate the candidates on the basis of their political capital. Internet and social media have brought in the ease of uncovering the actual facts and thus concluding to a wiser assessment.
The candidates and political parties must, on the other hand, focus on utilizing the young blood for the betterment of social, economic, and political environment of the nation. These youngsters are self-motivated, aware, and enthusiastic to build an enhanced tomorrow. Rather than luring particular castes/ religions with biased favors and schemes, candidates must look forward to capitalizing on the vibrant young blood. For youngsters, awareness is the key to forming a developed nation. The diversity of India should in no way be a hindrance in the growth. The youth must seek reforms that can promise educational and infrastructural advancement, self-dependency, security, and mutual prosperity. Voters- Know the candidate you are voting for, and find answers to the questions, ‘What reforms are you expecting?’, ‘What differences can your vote bring in?’, and above all, ‘How will the nation benefit with your participation?’