State elections are currently under way in 6 Indian states.
Chhattisgarh state has already completed its first phase of polling on 14 November 2008. The second phase is scheduled for 20 November 2008. Before that, the people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) will be casting votes on 17th November for the 1st phase in that state. J&K elections are scheduled to be completed in 5 phases.
Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram are the other states where the MLAs will be elected and installed before the end of the calender year 2008.
The chosen representatives have so many resources and so much power that they can really do wonders for the masses at large if they put their minds to it, but sadly, it does not happen that way.
Today, in this country rarely we come across leaders who are interested in doing any good for the masses. Elections often end up as an exercise to select the less bad leader. Despite knowing this, we still hope that we get a good leader who will devote at least some of his energies working for the betterment of the people.
We can only pray that we get a good leader.