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  }

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30  Dec  2016

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