You may have known that the election for the President of India is over and results are out. on the day before polling begins i read the new that MNF & MCP MLA's will be abstaining from voting (link)
The MNF Party President justified their move saying that both of the candidates for the President of India cannot be voted by their party because while one was against the Christian community the other is against North East People. Mrs Pratiba Patil backed by the UPA cannot be voted on the ground that UPA Govt proposed to enact a law suppressing the rights of religious minorities by amending the Constitution (Satana Bill as Pu Zoramthanga mentioned) which should be opposed by all Christian community. Mr Shekawat too while holding the office of the Vice-President & Chairman Rajya Sabha is against the North East People.
The Big Question is "Is the good enough for not voting against the First Person of the country?". When i read about this news at misual.com i thought comments will be pouring in, but only 2 comments on the post till date. I wonder where are those "Thalai ram vei" who kept complaining about politicians in the state. Is this not a big issue?. Mizo Peoples are deprived of voting for the President of India. I'm from Kolasib Constituency. our MLA is Mr K. Lalrinliana (MNF). Since he have not voted for the President, it means that non of the Kolasib people have voted for the President.
The Right to vote is a Fundamental Right. If I or any of the common man have declined to vote in any election then its purely our choice; but MLA abstaining from voting cannot be justified as they are our representative and that their vote is our vote. The People who are supposed to uphold Democracy are themselves not following the principles of democracy. If this is the Level of our MLA/MP then its hight time we get someone who is a Mizo (Indian) first and then a Political Party Member.
Anyway Congratulations "Madam President", wish i had the right to vote for my country's First Citizen!
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