India is the world’s second most populous country in the world. It is the world’s largest democracy but the recent turn of event, be it from state assemblies, Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha where the legislators or parliamentarian are getting more and more detached from the ground reality.
They fail to feel the pulse of the common people, worst so, many have turned politics as Investment Avenue. Every commoner have been affected by such attitude of elected representative, but most chose to just end the topic in loose talks. However, this time hundreds of voters in many constituencies across Karnataka on Sunday boycotted the assembly poll in protest against the "apathy" of the political parties and the administration, which, they alleged, had let them down.
Election Commission of India confirmed that angry voters in six of the eight assembly segments across Haveri district, about 330 km from Bangalore, stayed away en masse from polling stations and staged sit-in demos against parties and officials for not providing them basic facilities such as drinking water and power at a time they were reeling under drought. The polling booths includes Haveri, Chitradurga, Davangere, Kolar and Chikkaballapur, the turnout was nil, as voters decided to boycott the election.