My political incline...

My political incline surprises me...Coming from a pro-leftist family background, I have stood for the Congress in college union elections...My wider family viewed that development almost 3 and a half years back with utter disbelief...My parents went ahead and supported my decision, but still had a puzzled look on their faces which indirectly said "How come you chose Congress?"...The only concern for me at that point of time was that the people I personally knew and were friendly with were in KSU...I did not have my own political standpoint...N the so-called independent candidature - I found it scary coz I wanted some support in my endeavor...I was always interested in national politics...Being a part of a college sub-circle politics opened my eyes to a lot of things...Probably gave me a real idea of politics...

In the bigger picture, I have gone thru 2 real elections wherein I had an electoral right...For the Ernakulam bye-election and in the most recent Assembly elections...I was somehow surprised that I was impressed by the Left candidates in both these occurrences...From their policy manuals, I felt they had more to give back to the society, I found them more convincing, also Thripunithura had always been the forte of Congress, n I felt "Let me see what the Left can do here..."...This is when I started doubting my true political standpoint...The people whom I admire in politics cut across party lines...The policies I feel will contribute to a "greater common good" also is not party specific...I never applaud/grieve party victory/loss...I rather look into what would be the next best thing to happen assuming 'X' party has won...Still people associate me to the Congress and feel that "Reshmi must be genuinely upset coz Congress has lost" or field questions like "So madam, what do you have to say to this Left victory(chuckle)?"...So at times I end up thinking which party am I in?

The LDF has won the Kerala Assembly Elections...and even in the company bus, I find myself discussing a bit of politics with friends...that’s when it crossed my mind that I could post something about the opinion I expressed in one such discussion…Ever since I started blogging I always think “What would I post next?”, “This topic would make a good post…”, n am always trying to capture something unique thru my phone’s camera eyes…

So here is a very personal opinion on who should be the next CM...I'm not much in favour of VS grabbing the prestigious post...I do realize that quite a few times he has lost the place he deserves becoz of party politics...I also admire him coz most of the times the issues he raises are of public interest...What I'm afraid of is VS's approach to newer things - IT, Technology...The Grand Old Man of LDF after EMS and EKN - will he form a document of "cons" of Smart City(/any technological advancement for that matter) and build his 5 year term over it...I feel we need a younger person in the CM's Chair, a person with vision and passion, a person who can ignore a few "negatives" and take a bold step thinking about the "positives", a person who can devise a step to tap into the wide and immense human resource potential of Kerala and build the backbone, flesh and blood of a new Keralam...Personally I favour Thomas Isaac or Suresh Kurup…

7 comments:

naan 5:36 PM  

Interesting...

Brijesh 1:25 AM  

nice to see a malayali girl blogging about kerala politics. there a lot of political blogs about Kerala and I am yet to find a blog written by a girl.
I agree with ur thoughts about Achthanandan. We have to wait and see how he delivers in IT and other development issues. being a oppostion leader and CM are 2 entirely different thing

Reshmi 9:43 AM  

@naan: i had expected a comment like "surprising" from ppl who know me...

@brijesh: letz wait n see what the "VS" model development is like..:)

pophabhi 1:39 PM  

Surprising post! Reasons - same as Brijesh told. No offence meant.
Guess you were spot on about Suresh Kurup. Its that breed that we have been missing in our place. But anyway VS is in. I think now its a matter getting more revenue for the place, and he might in turn favor some IT growth! Lets hope so....need to leave bangalore back to Kochi..:)

Reshmi 2:58 PM  

@pophabhi: Leaving Bangalore for Kochi is a dream tht I always wish would come true...

pophabhi 5:27 PM  
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pophabhi 6:47 PM  

Seems some order has been passed to get the papers for smart city drafted in sooner. Hopefully...