Today, I, Jai Ranjit, voted.
It was awesome.
For those of you who have got their names on the electoral rolls, but haven’t voted, I urge you to do so. As much as you’d like to deny it, casting your vote, be if for someone you want, or none of them at all, will bring you joy.
It’s not a difficult thing to do. It takes about a maximum of 10 minutes to cast your vote, and 10 minutes of your day are more than expendable to decide who runs your country.
Go vote. There are people sitting at tables all over the place around you on the roads, with the electoral rolls and information you will need. Ask them to help find your name and number on the roll, and which is the nearest polling station to you.
Seeing the inky line on my middle finger now gives me the right to complain if things aren’t being done the way they should, because I’m now truly a part of the process.
We can all moan and complain, but now I can do so justifiably.
Go vote, then complain. Because if the person you’ve elected isn’t doing their job, you are responsible for your own misery.
The only way to change something is to get inside of it. You can’t fix a watch just by looking at it. You have to take it apart and get to the heart of the watch, where you’ll find the broken part. Only then can you fix it.
I cast a vote, taken up my responsibility and am ready to be represented.
I hope you are too.
As far as I know, polling closes at 5:00 P.M. today, so run. 10 minutes is all it takes.
As they’ve said, “ungli uthao, ungli dikhao”.