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My vote

I voted for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today.

BJP and the Congress are warring cousins: if the one draws its spirit from Nagpur, the soul of the other is planted for eternity in the house of the Gandhis. The players on both sides wear the same spots, unconcealed and on the outside of their coats. We'd be naive to think we'd bring change through choosing from among the two--when they're each a mere reflection of the other.


AAP has no experience in governance, but I believe we should be ready to accept tumult for a time, and some mild anarchy even. You cannot create the new without going into labour for it, without spilling blood from the vitals. I'm not seeking violence, I'm only saying one should accept suffering during the creative process, and nation-building is just such an endeavor.

After we've given strength to the AAP, Arvind Kejriwal's time will pass, and another may take his place who will provide governance, and some others may provide a clarified vision--staying loyal all along to the best intentions of the AAP, and the aspirations of the "aam" Indian.

We need to give the damn thing a try. The worst that would happen is that more good people will venture into public life.