Election Suspense Creating Depression
Himachal This Week
If the assembly election results had come, the public will be a lot more at ease than in continuous tension that the Election Commission has caused in the minds of people. Some people have gone virtually neurotic due to the suspense. Rumours are afloat on every thing that is sealed in the ballot boxes. Apprehensions have gone wild as some activists are thinking the Chief Minister has lost election while others are spreading information that the leader of opposition is going to lose the game.
There is no end to the speculations and number bets for winning seats which is anybody’s guess. In Bilaspur area, bets range between Rs. 3 to Rs. 9 lakh on one or the other party. Large number of commentators are of the view that Election Commission has unnecessarily prolonged the wait for results in the name of objectivity and to preclude the bias. But it is inevitable to get affected by one or the other event in the continuous wave of happenings in a democracy .
Political implications of Kotkhai rape murder case are some time touching political dimensions as very senior officers of the police are alleged to have played role in the demise of Suraj who met with custodial death. But the real question is who murdered Kotkhai girl after rape? The Central Bureau of Investigations has failed to give any indication to the lead they have about the real case.
Rightly Chief Minister has criticized the country’s highest sleuth agency, It has sought extension time and again but without any clue as to who is behind this heinous crime. The opposition is rightly blaming deterioration in law and order in the state but the situation in central agency is no better.
Himachal in Numbers
The number of party workers and office bearers expelled for six years by Bharatiya Janata Party for indulging in anti-party activities during assembly elections in Renuka ji.
The number of employees to be deployed by Election Commission for counting of votes in Himachal