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‘Should make it compulsory to cast vote’

I will vote because I want change. And those who want change must start this process today by exercising their right to vote and choose the right people to run the country, writes Dhruv Dhalla.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2009 00:22 IST

I will vote because I want change. And those who want change must start this process today by exercising their right to vote and choose the right people to run the country.

For me both the candidate and the party matter. I want to vote for a candidate who can deal with problems both at micro and macro level. By micro level, I mean he should understand the basic problems people are facing in the rural areas, and by the macro level, I mean that he should be able to tackle problems like urban infrastructure and terrorism.

The age of a candidate does not matter to me. We need both young and experienced leaders. It is good that we now have many young faces in the government.

Today, there is a sense of insecurity because of growing terror attacks. The economic slowdown is another problem facing the country. We need a leader who can take strong decisions and inspire hope. People should understand that every vote counts. After all, a candidate can win or lose by a vote.

In fact, I believe that there should be a law to make it compulsory for every citizen to cast his or her vote.

Dhalla has composed music for films like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye.

(Dhalla spoke to Manoj Sharma)