The recent elections is adequate proof that democracy has come of age in Haryana and that the people have matured dramatically in their political and social thinking.
The results are exciting in many ways and there are several reasons for it. The biggest single change has been that for the first time a record number of female candidates were put by respective parties. This alone shows how all political parties are beginning to change in their thinking and in keeping with changing times.
The voting day saw record number of voter turnout and by extension, a record number of female voters. This again is a remarkable achievement and a confirmation that Haryana is now beginning to change, for the better. In a state that has been mired with traditional thinking, Haryana today is on the cusp of change where all stakeholders in society are willing to come together to build a progressive society and where the fruits of development can be made available to all.
The massive mandate for BJP has been given with this hope and now it?s for the BJP to justify this hope and give the kind of governance that the state has not seen for a long time, one where there is integrity in governance at all levels, transparency in functioning, where all sections of society are represented and their voices heard, and where there is justice for all.
The people have already signaled that they are open to change and now the new government must seize this mandate to bring about social change through massive investment in education, training and technology, giving equal emphasis to boys and girls.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has adequately demonstrated that he is a man of action based on time targets and if the BJP were to extend that drive to Haryana, one can confidently expect a dramatic transformation in the youth in another five years.