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Dismal Voting in Mumbai

Today, in the third phase of General Elections 2009 and the last phase in Maharashtra, Mumbai recorded only about 45 per cent of voting. Only seen in large numbers were the celebrities, politicians and the Bollywood stars. And why not, they will only be grateful for the bonus doses of publicity.

There was total apathy from the common man. Maybe because of the fact that their problems remain always. Or maybe because of the soaring mercury. Or maybe because of the casualness of the Mumbaikars who like to plan weekends with this extra holiday on account of election.

But the terror trauma of 26/11 may be the real dampener too.

Most urban places of Maharashtra had poor turnouts and moderate polling in the rest. Many other states of India too recorded pathetic turnouts. This may really be ominous in terms of the possibility of a hung parliament.

Indian democracy at the crossroads?

Election Heat!

Second phase of India’s General Election is over. Voting is still around only 55 per cent with some places in urban Maharashtra recording a pathetic 40 per cent and thereabouts.

General Election 2009, devoid of issues and waves, is not able to generate the heat and the momentum so far. The only heat palpable is generated by nature reflected in rising mercury in the range of 40 degree Celsius plus in most places. Experts are saying that this unbearable heat is acting as a clear dampener for prospective voters.

If Indian democracy can be stopped by mere heat God help us!