Friday, February 17, 2012
59er Retired Captain Vijay Shivdasani has informed me a few minutes ago that he was not successful in the Mumbai Corporation elections. Low turnout, the young did not vote in numbers and the military turnout was also low. the turnout in these elections was just 30%. Annikki and I replied to him that the winning was not important but he has showed us the way that we need to get involved with politics as otherwise the old game will continue. If we intend to field candidates anywhere we have to have a long term game plan. We have to recognize who should be our representatives and start work NOW for the next election. Preparation of an achievable manifesto, the setting of our field worker team, the dispersal of our field workers in an organized manner to every corner where we can gather votes. These are the essential steps. Contribution of a few hundred rupees every month will be drops in an ocean, but it would soon become the ocean. This is a long term strategy. We are all touching 70, but if we can add our combined wisdom and experience, we can certainly beat those School final failed candidates? Well done Shivi, for playing the game the Cathedralite Way.