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Loksatta and Voters

March 22nd, 2012

Recent bi-elections for Kovur and Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh made me realize one thing, I am too optimistic or the state is in a very very bad condition than I thought.

Here are some numbers.

Kovur

Total Votes Polled: 175,913

Loksatta Votes: 1,585

Mahabubnagar

Total Votes Polled:  125,002

Loksatta Votes: 455

That means Loksatta got 0.9% and 0.3% of votes. Now they need at least 25% of votes to have any chance of winning. But that means the number of people who want to vote for Loksatta have to increase by 25 to 100 times.

There are around 10 Engineering Collages in Mahabubnagar district. I am sure that there will be more than 2000 engineering students only from that place having right to vote. Even if half of them voted for Loksatta then they will get 1,000 votes.

Very depressing situation. I am not worried about Loksatta. I am worried about what all these people are thinking.

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