Just the fact that 47 people died so that the general elections could be held speaks volumes about the state of democracy in parts of India.
Only 44.47 % of the electorate voted in Bihar as compared to 58.02 % in 2004.
Only 46.45 % of the electorate voted in UP as compared to 48.16 % in 2004.
Is the heartland losing its faith in democracy ?
If the day of elections is also a day of curfew in Srinagar, what does it tell you about democracy there ?
Instead of celebrating a vote for stability, should’nt we think about why every opinion poll/ every analyst on our English media was so wrong ? What does that tell you about how out of touch our chattering classes are from the masses ?