They Tricked me into Voting
So the story goes… Since the morning I was double minded if I should cast my vote or not, after looking into the candidate’s background I was not convinced if they were the right people for the job. At 11am I decided that I should at least go and register my vote using the clause 49(o) conduct of Election Rules, 1961.
I stood in the line and when my turn came, I was asked to show my slip to the lady who was verifying the slips… she asked me in which envelope I got the slip… I replied Congress and then I asked her why I should be getting it Congress’s envelopes in the first place. She promprly said, that I shouldn’t have… and after a brief pause where I was thinking that at least someone here has some sense, she replied that I should have got them in BJP envelops… I was like WTF!
Anyways, my turn came to vote and since I had decided to use 49(o) I started looking on the machine for the button… guess what! I could not find it. So I asked the staff, they said they did not know about it. I was shocked and told them that this has been there since 1961… how the hell can you not know about this. Got no reply… just blank faces. I then asked if I walk out, will my vote be registered… they said no. One of them asked me to vote for the party I thought was the least corrupt amongst the lot and so I did. This is how I was tricked into voting.
I am still shocked, the election commission can’t do anything right, neither can they stop politicians from making hate speeches nor can they protect my rights as a citizen.