Elections - why are the educated people not too concerned about them?

What concerns and bothers me :
1. Is there really no alternative to crooks as politicians - surely there are some good ones out there?
2. Why are people so unconcerned about the elections - our vote affects only our area but surely we can raise awareness about the importance of these votes
3. How do we get the politicians to listen to us and stop fighting among themselves - this is definitely a hypothetical question - I must be foolish to expect an answer to it !!
4. Is our future going to be determined by the power of our votes or by the power of which party is able to buy the most members of parliament ?

Every newspaper seems to have nothing but election news as part of their coverage. This is to be expected and basically because elections are an important part of our system of governance.
Then why is it that most of the educated people do not seem to be concerned about it? Is there a sense of dejavu in this, or is it because they feel that their votes do not really matter. Or would they go to vote if they had they the option of voting for NOTA ( none of the above )

These elections are probably going to be the most important after the ones held after the Emergency. The regional parties are beginning to gain prominence and they may hold the key to who rules from New Delhi. We are all complaining about their policies and their ethics and the basis on which they are formed but we cannot ignore their existence. So it becomes imperative that we go out and cast our vote .

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