Bangalore has been a cradle of acceptance and rejection for entrepreneurs, many have come and gone and the market dynamics and demographic mix makes the city a perfect place to test your product. Bangalore has also established itself as the de-facto capital for execution of content and marketing startegies during the General Elections in 2014, with NCR being a close second. The city has all going for it to leave an indelible mark on being one of the cities that would lead in display of voters’ awareness and their desire to show that each vote counts.
Unfortunately, Bangalore will lose its moment of glory
I will not get into pandering and cajoling people to vote. I will highlight the reasons that people have already come up with, to not be ‘able’ to vote on 17 April 2014, and they are already at peace with it. Besides, the city polled just 48% of total votes in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
- 4 days of back-to-back holidays, I’ve been waiting for such a long weekend since the one last year
- You know, the adrenaline rush while rafting at Rishikesh, these 4 days will make it come true
- I forgot to get myself enrolled as a voter, it’s the ECI’s fault
- How can 1 vote make a difference? I’ll vote the next time.
- No credible candidates and NOTA does not work the way it should
- I do not know if my name is there on the voter’s list – most lame excuse
- Go to the polling booth? Are you crazy? I want to vote online!
This is what the non-voters – those who could but did not – will say for the next 5 years:
- The government sucks
- Iss desh ka kuch nahin ho sakta
- Every one is a criminal
- You know, what you’ve been hearing all the while
Go out and vote.
Have you heard any more lame excuses? Mention them in comments.