Constituent Assembly-2: I am ready to Vote
As a first time voter, I am pretty much excited and confused about the upcoming CA election. Excited because I am voting for the first time and my single vote would elect someone who would one day draw the future of Nepal. I would want to thank the Election Commission for accepting the proposal from the political parties to extend the registration deadline by a week because it helped me to enroll my name in the list, which grants power to overthrow or elect someone. As a citizen and a voter of the country, this certainly is a proud moment for me. But along with this pride and excitement also is the confusion. Confusion about whom to pass the baton that would one day portray the dreams I carry about this country, confusion about the possibility of the election taking place and confusion whether if I should really participate in this election. When I talk about choosing a person, I feel like going with an independent candidate rather than someone with bad characters from political parties. I hear that even Dons are rallying behind the political leaders to get a ticket through proportional representation, and would not be surprised if tomorrow I see them taking an oath, promising to decide the future of our country. I understand voting to an independent candidate without knowing his/ her abilities or knowledge to contribute to the country would further deepen the crisis. But did the previous CA voting made any difference when votes were casted to those who were so called able and knowledgeable? When one of ours former Prime Minister’s loss was flashed in media, I regretted the decision taken by the people of that region because not only an individual lost but also the country lost a chance to get a lawmaker with such knowledge and abilities. But as the time passed and after 6 years to the previous election, I realized that people are never wrong, votes were never wrong. Even after the rejection by the people (from two...
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