Saturday, December 6, 2008

Change...Yes we can, or can we?

I went to Aizawl on the 15th of November for the elections and came back to Delhi on the 3 of December. Though I'm 26 this was my first election so i was pretty excited about the whole thing. Anyways, I've always seen the resemblance between America and Mizoram(though based on pure speculation).

1. Total prohibition in US from 1920 to 1933 = Prohibition in Mizoram still effective.
2. Increase in the flow of Drugs and Illegal Alcohol = Same in Mizoram
3. 10 years by Clinton and 10 by Bush = 12 years by congress and 10 years by MNF
4. Economic depression in 2008 = Chiahpuam Controversy in Mizoram 2008
5. Presidential Elections saw the first black president take office = Mizoram saw the oldest CM candidate. Both(Obama and Brig.T.Sailo)candidates hungry for Change and elimination of corruption.
the list goes the point is that i got to thinking if Obama is elected President then i have a good feeling Brig.T.Sailo would win here too. Could he be the Mizo Obama we desperately need?

Going back to the point, this being my first elections i was surprised to what length people would go to get votes, and was disgusted with the filth involved in politics. I thought the youth could make a difference...but what i saw and experienced made me think twice. so "Change...yes we can" or rather can we? are we educated enough to know the value of our votes? what i saw was depressing,young people who didn't want to vote till somebody bought them for money or alcohol. i saw politicians giving proxivon to addicts and money to the people for votes some distributing cellphones. so i got to thinking...maybe we're not ready for the Change we desperately need. How can we, when we're not even ready to sacrifice for the greater good.
From the results of this elections i will either be proud to call myself a Mizo or be forever be ashamed of being a Mizo.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Age of a New Dawn?

I have been silently observing and studying the coming elections and reading the articles and comments . And one particular topic caught my attention and i just thought id write a short note about it. The topic i wanted to talk about here is the age of Brig.T. Sailo. having read comments about how hes too old to run for the CM post, is ridiculous. I personally believe that he was the best CM Mizoram has had so far and still could be the best we ever have. And i know a lot of you would agree with me when i say that his love for Mizoram and his integrity is uncomparable to anyone of the other candidates. But before i get too deep into that let me list down a few political leaders around India who are over 80 years old.

1. Prakash Singh Badal 81 years old punjab CM.

2. M. Karunanidhi 84 years old Tamil Nadu CM.

3. L.K Advani 81 years old Leader of opposition party.

4. k.Karunakaran 84 years old Cm of Kerela thrice

5. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 80 years old ex PM

The list goes on but the point is not the age but the drive, the vision for economic prosperity, the integrity. and i Believe Brig.T sailo has more of these than anyone of the rest. you may agree or you may disagree but hisotry speaks for itself and its there to be verified for anyone who doubts this. This note might sound very biased but im honestly tired of the visionless Cms we have had over the past few years. Isn't it time for a change?, havent we had enough of false promises and corrupt Cm's who are eating Mizoram alive?. And the only person i see capable of rescuing Mizoram from the Dump were in is Him.