You horrible – horrible year!! I Hate you and finally Good riddance!!
I had blamed your predecessor 2020 and called it ‘annus horribilis’. How wrong was I?? You have surpassed 2020 with leaps and bounds. You have been petty, mean and absolutely abhorring.
You came and I lost my covirginity. What the first wave and omicron couldn’t do, you ensured that you screwed me however the only solace was that you were gentle and like Mallika Dua once said “कब आये कब गए मालूम ही नहीं पड़ा.”
The 4 decades of my youthful self have remained scar proof with not an iota of foreign body entering it but you mean fellow have ensured that I no more remained a virgin territory.
The second half of your life span ensured that I was put to sleep so that cameras, scissors and unmentionable things could be put in my taut stomach, to take out a dormant body part that you bought back to life oozing your negativity.
You also made sure that the measly 206 bones of my body do not remain intact and like a friend commented; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall that made me turn into an Iron-Man (Ok Titanium it was). The body feels less human and more like a piece of furniture with plates, screws that got confined in a box for 2 months.
2022, what I have ranted about have been just the physical injuries. You have played with my mental peace, emotional well being and to matters that remains strictly between the both of us.
As I look back, I wonder has there been any good news in the past one year and the answer is an emphatic NO!!
Only thing I am glad about are the people that matter have been my side and that I managed to retain my gregariousness despite you!!
Now leave and make was for 2023 with whom as of now I have zero expectations but फिर भी गले मिल कर उसका स्वागत तो करूँगा क्यूंकि –
मार ही डाले जो बेमौत यह दुनिया वोह है ,
हम जो जिंदा हैं तो जीने का हुनर रखते हैं….
Respected Election Commission,
It has been a week since the assembly elections were declared in 5 states and today also marks the last day of holding virtual rallies.
In this past week new COVID-19 cases in these election going states have at least doubled:
|State||New cases on 8th Jan 2022||New cases on 8th Jan 2022||% Increase|
|Uttar Pradesh||6401||14735||2.31 Times|
In view of the stark rise in the Covid numbers will you continue to ban physical rallies??
If yes, then how will you punish the guilty?
With an abysmal rural net penetration of 37.74% how will the candidates reach the voters?
Wouldn’t this hamper the holding of free and fair election?
Some experts have said that the elections were to be blamed for Pandemic’s second wave last year. In Tamil Nadu state your office was publicly rebuked by a court for not taking action earlier to stop big public rallies there.
“Your institution is singularly responsible for the second wave of Covid-19,” the Madras high court had said.
You have the powers under Section 153 THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951:-
“Extention of time for completion of election.—It shall be competent for the Election Commission for reasons which it considers sufficient, to extend the time for the completion of any election by making necessary amendments in the notification issued by it under section 30 or sub-section (1) of section 39.] to eof can be exercised only after an election schedule has been notified.”
Under Article 324 of our Constitution you can inform the government of inability to hold polls looking at the rising Covid numbers.
Sir, these are extraordinary times – times that no one living has ever seen or imagined in their lifetimes.
As a citizen of this country, I urge and plead you to reconsider your decision to hold these elections atleast for the time being till this third wave ebbs. I would rather see people queuing up to vote for candidates of their choice than standing in the lines to have their loved ones cremated. I would rather see voters selecting their representative than having to select whether to bury their loves on banks of Ganga or to let them float away in her water.