By D N Singh
It is not about politics or political parties but about a mega carnival in which people are going to take a big decision that may have global ramification in 2024 and India, being the most populous among all, also has a major stake.
Historic one, because, in 2024 about 70 countries are going to face the people as over 3 billion voters may decide the fate of leaders.
It is going to be a momentous election year, when people in power will undergo a major test of their credibility.
Seventy countries and billions of voters what else can be a better festival of democracy that would pitch-fork leaders to be prime ministers and presidents and the entire would look up at the scoreboards with baited breath.
Among the nations in the lineup include the United States of America (USA) the most powerful and India as the most populous where aspirations are flying high.
The pitches are getting readied as, according to an estimation, nearly half of the population of the world is going to take part in this festival for power in 2024.
Such elections are bound to have a profound impact on the ruling system and obviously in the lives of billions of people.
When the world is passing through a big turbulence like the ongoing wars and unrest here and there, the new leaders on the board to come have a major role to play in which India is considered to be a key module for peace regardless of its own problems that are common with all the nations.
Democracy in test
It has remained an old cry that the democracies so far have favoured the haves and everyone else gets the second fiddle. That will be one of the focus areas for the new leaders to mitigate the gaps as far as possible, is what emerged from various surveys by institutions and experts.
The freedom of speech and the role of media can be two major areas that may take the centre-stage as what is commonly believed that something is missing in this aspect.
About the Author: DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.
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