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Do Election Manifestos Matter?

Yes another season of Indian Elections. General Elections for 15th Loksabha are going to take place in this April 2009. India is World’s Largest Democracy. The beauty of Democracy lies in the elections and the way in which the leaders are elected.  To know the issues to be addressed by any political party in that particular election, we need to understand the concepts addressed by that party in their “MANIFESTO”. But the million dollar question is “Do election manifestos matter?” ; “How many of us really read the manifestos before voting?”. Generally we are in a notion that manifestos are just for  NAMESAKE . May be we are wrong.

Do read this article about the importance of manifestoes:

http://www.hindu.com/2009/04/09/stories/2009040956101300.htm

And do manage to steal some of your time to read the manifestos of major political parties :

Congress Party :

http://www.congress.org.in/manifesto09-eng.pdf

BJP :

http://lkadvani.in/eng/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=839&Itemid=421

CPI(M):

http://cpim.org/manifesto.pdf

Loksatta party:

http://www.loksatta.info/pdf/50_Guarantees.pdf

Do read them and please don’t forget to VOTE. Use your RIGHT TO VOTE 🙂

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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