Election anecdotes.

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Here are some election anecdotes as recorded by Ramchandra Guha, a historian and writer. The first elections for Lok Sabha were held in 1952. The highlight is how the first Election commissioner,Sukumar Sen reduced the election cost in the second general elections held in 1957 than the First general elections of 1952.
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  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here are some election anecdotes as recorded by Ramchandra Guha, a historian and writer. The first elections for Lok Sabha were held in 1952. The highlight is how the first Election commissioner,Sukumar Sen reduced the election cost in the second general elections held in 1957 than the First general elections of 1952.
    Don’t miss these interesting anecdotes.
    http://news.oneindia.in/feature/interesting-stories-from-past-lok-sabha-elections-in-pics-lse-1437709.html#slide635589


    Thanks for the informative link. Informative as well as very interesting facts.

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here are some election anecdotes as recorded by Ramchandra Guha, a historian and writer. The first elections for Lok Sabha were held in 1952. The highlight is how the first Election commissioner,Sukumar Sen reduced the election cost in the second general elections held in 1957 than the First general elections of 1952.
    Don’t miss these interesting anecdotes.
    http://news.oneindia.in/feature/interesting-stories-from-past-lok-sabha-elections-in-pics-lse-1437709.html#slide635589


    Thanks for the informative link. Informative as well as very interesting facts.


    We talk about election expenditure cannot be controlled. But Sukumar Sen has proved as early as 1957 that it can be controlled. It's all about a strong will to face the challenges which you cannot find in the corruptive Bureaucracy at present.

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


    Thank you said by: Reena

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    The process described by you seems very interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."


    Do you mean that in the 2014 parliamentary elections, EVMs were programmed to help BJP?

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."


    Do you mean that in the 2014 parliamentary elections, EVMs were programmed to help BJP?


    Not at all. I meant the vulnerability of the EVMs.

    Thank you said by: Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."


    Do you mean that in the 2014 parliamentary elections, EVMs were programmed to help BJP?


    If there was even a hint of such a thing, Congress woyuld have by now created a rucus....It used to happen during before and Congress was an expert at rigging, but now with the new machines it is not possible although in one booth in Mandya apparently the votes were being cast by the local goons , where the villagers simply put their thumb impression and the goons cast vote on their behalf...One can guess it has to be the state run party which is currently in power ...

    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."


    Do you mean that in the 2014 parliamentary elections, EVMs were programmed to help BJP?


    If there was even a hint of such a thing, Congress woyuld have by now created a rucus....It used to happen during before and Congress was an expert at rigging, but now with the new machines it is not possible although in one booth in Mandya apparently the votes were being cast by the local goons , where the villagers simply put their thumb impression and the goons cast vote on their behalf...One can guess it has to be the state run party which is currently in power ...


    Congress could not have rigged as state governments have more authority in this connection. There are non congress parties in many states where not congress but others can rig or even forcible capture booths. .

    G. K. Ajmani Tax consultant
    http://gkajmani-mystraythoughts.blogspot.com/


  • Re: Election anecdotes.

    by » 6 years ago


    Here I may just share the changes that have taken place in electioneering. As a child, I enjoyed the election campaign. The candidates would distribute badges to children. The children would just shout slogans without even knowing the purpose. The slogans were were enjoyable. Like "---- gali gali men chaakoo hai ------vala dakoo hai'.
    There have also been changes in voting system. In the first election, the voters would only put the ballots in candidate's box. They would not mark the ballot. So the slogan would be- vote kismen daloge- ......... ke bakse main. Later, ballots were put in same bix and voter would put mark on candidate. so the campaign woud be- mohar lage gi......... par ' Now there is electronic voting. so the campaign is- batan ......... dabao."


    It all speaks of inability of the election commissioner. Though there were no modern gadgets like EVMs, the earlier elections were conducted without any lapses. We opted for modern gadgets without knowing the intricacies of the gadget. The present EVMs were totally discarded even by the advanced countries like USA and Germany long ago. Now the present slogan would be," Jo Bhi Button Dabao, vote jayega ek hi party ko."


    Do you mean that in the 2014 parliamentary elections, EVMs were programmed to help BJP?


    If there was even a hint of such a thing, Congress woyuld have by now created a rucus....It used to happen during before and Congress was an expert at rigging, but now with the new machines it is not possible although in one booth in Mandya apparently the votes were being cast by the local goons , where the villagers simply put their thumb impression and the goons cast vote on their behalf...One can guess it has to be the state run party which is currently in power ...


    Congress could not have rigged as state governments have more authority in this connection. There are non congress parties in many states where not congress but others can rig or even forcible capture booths. .


    Congress is too clever to do such foolish deeds directly. They would employ the local professional goons to rig the booths.

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