As I entered the office of a close friend, he enthusiastically asked,
“whom are you voting”?
On my saying “Phoolka” he looked flabbergasted and asked “why”?
“why not?”, I countered.
“He is not going to win” came the pat reply.
“Why you waste your vote?”
“So, you will prefer to vote for a “winning” candidate even if the party he belongs to has done immense damage to the cause of Sikhism, and, even Punjab?”
There was no reply for a moment and then he began to rattle out various statistics to convince me to avoid “wasting” my vote. I wondered whether we are fit for a democracy where a vote to the losing candidate is considered a waste of vote? Are not such people (who outnumber those who think otherwise greatly) actually responsible for the mess all around? It is a sorry state of affairs and disgusting to say the least!