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Choose your leader...

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

It's not a new juggernaut. That people exercising their support to a particular candidate in any election, whether it is for the State Assembly election or Lok Sabha election or in any other type of xyz elections. People do cast their support to any particular party or candidate. However, the same selection and rejection process do take place in the election/ selection of the members in the highest governing body, read it custodian of our community, whose activeness or passiveness is directly proportional to the well-being of our people. The whole process is something that seems- old wine served in new bottle. There is nothing new, we face the same question: who should be our leader, someone who is abrest with the education and professional experience or someone who is outspoken and possesses all the manipulative qualities of a professional politicians?

The question is very tough to answer. As there is no qualification for becoming a leader, there is no parameter based on which one can come to a decision, nontheless history is replete with towering great leaders who had come from both the world. Now, the quintessential question is that of developing a logic based on which all our participation in the electioneering process is executed. By doing so, we will not only be creating a resurgent, invigorated community but a community that is responsible and look forward to its over-all development. For this to happen, choosing the right candidate plays a pivotal role, especially at this time when the world is not the same what it was few decades ago. It is more complex today.

Many of us are pathetic confused souls. We go by our personal whims and fancies, likes and dislikes, and prejudices. In order to clear the smoke hanging in front of our eyes on the selection of candidates, just ask yourself few ruthless questions:

1) If given a chance, could he or she be able to replace the boss in your organisation?

2) What specialisation does he or she has?

3) Does he or she has a command over society, even on policy, business, finance, polity and on national and international developments; in simple terms does he or she has a personal opinion?

4) Could he or she be taken as an example? Or a common Dick and Harry?

5) Is he or she a face in the crowd?

If the answers from all these above questions is "Yes”, than you have chosen the right candidate.

Readers are encouraged to comment on the logic on the basis of which we should elect our representatives; after all it is a matter of a community, the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Like a CEO of the giant corporate, he or she will be representing the whole community, it's not a joke!


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