All political parties have youth wing and they talk of youth empowerment. They utilize the services of the youth in a big way from organising their rallies, meetings, agitations, campaigning etc. The youth participate enthusiastically, but one should agree that, they are used as pawns just to fulfil the ambitions of the grand old politicians and parties.
many elections have been held in this country and percentage of youth
representation is negligible percentage from panchayat to parliament.
In the name of youth representation the party's strong man/woman kin
are given ticket. Does any party give ticket to someone from their
youth wing and gets him/her elected?
forthcoming elections the parties are targeting first-time voters,
requesting them to be part of the kingmaker process. It would be
highly appreciable if the parties field such youth candidates who are
not kins of bigwigs. If at least 10% youths are fielded for
parliamentary elections and 30% youths for assembly seats then it
will be real youth empowerment.
politicians and parties say that, it is due to the sacrifices made by
the youths in the region the statehood dream has come true. As a real
mark of respect to those who have made sacrifices for the cause of
statehood, the parties should give more seat share to the youths and
talk of better employment opportunity or development of the state.
Yes, it can
happen if the youth wing of the parties and other student
organizations take a firm stand on the issue.
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