As the general elections 2009 dates were announced last week by CEC, I could feel a typical sense of thrill and excitement in me. I always get excited on executing my basic democratic right, casting my vote. :-)
Another cause for my excitement is the post poll scenario which is always spicy and sensational. ;-)
Before Electronic voting machines came into picture, it took at least 3 days for the result of final constituency to be out .So, Doordarshan used to telecast lots of films when Minu and Gitanjali Iyer were collecting latest results behind the screen .Film crazy Indians(includes me also;-)) had a wonderful time gluing to the TV screens , munching some snacks ,sipping hot coffee while watching the swings in results.
But now, EVMs have made things so easy, results are out before noon. So gone are the days of doordarshan movies :( , easy chairs, snacks and coffees. But Thanks to the post poll Hungama, Indians are not deprived of the fun they used to have in pre EVM era...
These days it is even more funnier, because of the results which lead to hung parliament. Poll pundits have already predicted a mixed verdict from Indian voters. So commotion is imminent. Now, with the formation of Third front the chaos is bound to happen. :-) Power puff girls of Indian politics ;-) [Maya, jaya] have enrolled themselves in third front and want to fulfill their dream of becoming prime minister of India.As of now ,the only person in Indian politics who doesn't want to become PM is Dr.Manmohan Singh ;-) ...May be he is tired:( of accomodating all whims and fancies of his coalition partners.:-) Even before a single vote is cast Jaya skipped the party thrown by Maya stating that PM candidate will be decided after Poll results are announced. This is just a trailer of the great blockbuster movie “Thaandav of Democracy” (Dance is very mild word .Thaandav is apt ;-)
After the election results are declared, parties and their leaders will decide how sekkoolar (this is how secular is pronounced by Indian politicians:-) ) they are, whether to join hands with secular UPA or Nationalistic (?!) NDA. If both UPA and NDA fail to make the mark, then pandemonium will reach its peak;-). Psephologists of TV News channels will have a great gala time interviewing the eloquent leaders displaying their gift of gab, further confusing their ideologies;-) ,leaders accusing each other of pseudo secularism :-o and minority appeasement(favourite words of News channels ;-)), lots of horse trading ( another favorite word of news channels ;-)) ,kidnapping the MPs to safer places till the confidence motion takes place…Oh! God! Lots of thrilling and interesting things are going to happen…Now, Tell me ! Don’t you find these events more entertaining than Doordarshan movies of yester years?:-). Expect more posts in this subject till my election fever subsides ;-) .CU in next post.