Election Manifestos / Opinion Polls /Cash for Votes--Deciding Factor???

1) Election Manifesto:
In the past, election manifesto had some meaning and political parties felt some amount of responsibility for their promises. But today, absolutely no such feelings… most of the current election manifestos are meaningless and often stuffed with deadly promises.
For example, flurry of schemes and freebies without any botheration about the rising fiscal deficit of Rs 5 lacs plus. None of the election manifestos talks about good governance, realistic development, political stability, social equality and economic growth. No political party has realised the value of Election Manifesto.. All of them focus only on Vote Bank.
Manifestos highlighting freebies should be considered as an act of bribing the voters. It’s strange that election commission is still keeping quiet. Can they not seek legal advice for taking action against parties with such manifestos?
2) Opinion Polls:
In our country pre poll survey, in a way, provide an opportunity for the ruling party to go for a course correction in case the survey results are unfavourable, unless and otherwise their performance is extremely bad and beyond repair. Course correction is of course nothing but introduction of extraordinary Welfare schemes as well as preparation for purchase of voters.
With voters in crores, choosing a reliable representative sample is an expensive and time consuming affair.
Also improper selection of a sample can lead to wrong conclusions.
Additionally sanctity of Opinion polls is a questionable one as corruption is all across our country’s territory and voters’ mood keep swinging for various reasons. There is also no guarantee that opinion polls are conducted in a scientific way here.
In my view, opinion polls might confuse the first time voters more than the already duped senior voters.
3) Cash for Votes:
Cash for votes is more or less an age old issue and it’s the best kept open secret in our State. Major political parties heavily bank on it as it’s capable of swinging the elections, especially the close races.
In TN, bribes are a commonly accepted fact of the election process and Non-Governmental Organisations play a major role in the distribution process.
There is nothing wrong if Election Commission admits its inability to curtail distribution of cash by the Political parties………..
The 2021 Assembly election is going to be no different from the earlier ones and Cash for Votes might be the deciding factor. more  

This is a curse. Politicians need not give any freebies. They/ Govt. Can provide employment to all. Person/per family and drinking water to all. Nobody bothers. People too. more  
EC SHOULD TAKE NOTE AND ACT WHEREVER NECESSARY more  
As for as TN is considered general elections have become just gimmickand not following any protocols..so much of money spent be it political parties or govt not even a penny spent usefully..all our tax paid is wasted..coming to manifestos again bull shit.. nothing else..loads of fake promises and once elections over govt formed ..next moment starts illegal activities n all sorts of money making by elected ppl...second point opinion polls..ridiculous any one seen captain TV predictions..ammk/dmdk combine 154..others 80..someone making money again by fulfilling wishes of parties..even exitvpolls are manipulated..third point cash for vote..unless voting public change n refuse cash..parties will always pay money..this is another unapproved protocol..its not going to change here in TN for next 50yrs when next gen comes up n create awareness n self discipline..elections have become a mockery of democracy here.. more  
This year, I see one sole deviant from the norm. Mr E. Sreedharan, in Palakkad has specifically named areas where he will introduce changes and development. And knowing his record to date, there is every possibility to succeed. I hope this becomes the standard in future. more  
He will be given a free hand. The government is well aware of his reputation. He has never compromised on principles to date. If he is throttled, there will be massive repercussions for the government from those who voted him in. more  
When have any election manifestos been implemented? Voters should know by now. more  
Let us hope he is given a free hand to do his best. more  
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