Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Let Us Begin at the Beginning !



Criteria by which a candidate gets " elected " are simple , viz:

" The one who gets maximum number of votes "

Criteria by which a candidate gets " selected " to contest an election , are equally simple :

" What is the amount that you can spend in fighting the election ? "

And this is always accompanied by another question to the candidates aspiring for a ticket , viz:


" How much money can you give ( in cash , of course ! ) to the party treasurer for funding the forthcoming election ? That is , beyond what you would spend for your own fight "


For parties recognized as " National " parties , the thumb rule for state elections , is :

*  To fight your own battle..............Rs 10 crore

*  Contribution to party.................. Rs  5 crore

So , on an average , it is Rs 15 crore per contesting candidate ( of course ,  all in cash ! )

For the forthcoming elections in 7 states during 2017 , how does this stack up ?

* Total no of seats being contested ............................................ 940

{ UP, 403 / Punjab, 117 / Uttarakhand, 70 / Goa, 40 / Manipur, 60 / Gujarat, 182 / HP,68 }

Average no of candidates contesting each seat...........................  10

*  So, total no of candidates in the fray........................................  9400

*  Total CASH spent ( 9400 * Rs 15 crore ).....................................Rs 141,000 crore


QUESTION :

Even if Supreme Court / Election Commission / NDA government , succeed in bringing down the upper limit for those " Anonymous Donations " from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2000 . will that make any change to the above mentioned figure that those candidates will spend ?

No doubt , Election Commission requires each contestant to file a statement of amount spent but who submits any figure other than what the law ( or EC guideline ? ) prescribes ?

And my oft repeated suggestion to hold simultaneous elections using mobile app ,


{ http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2012/12/votesapp.html  }

is not going to make any difference as far as this expenditure by the contestants is concerned

Even with a Mobile App based election ( on a single day for all the States ) ,  campaigning by the candidates , spread over a few preceding months , will continue

{ http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/11/one-nation-one-vote.html }

And , that is where those Rs 10 crores will get spent / distributed !

Is anyone expecting those 9400 candidates to be making payments using mobile wallets / credit - debit cards / UPI - AEPS / RuPay cards etc ?

It is high time we stop fooling ourselves and hurry up with embedding RFID sensors , not only in Rs 500 / 1000 / 2000 notes , but also in Rs 100 notes !


Why Rs 100 notes , as well ?

Because that is the denomination in which the candidates carry the CASH in the luggage compartments of their vehicles , for distributing among the voters !

Every vehicle carrying , even 5000 notes of Rs 100 each ( totaling Rs 5 lakhs ) , will show up on the Mobile App of the IT / ED / EC officers , in that area !


If NDA government is really serious about eliminating the BLACK MONEY and the CORRUPTION , this ( RFID embedded currency notes ) , is the ONLY ANSWER !


{  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/03/oracle-has-spoken.html  }

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30  Dec  2016

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

  

No comments:

Post a Comment