'WE MUST HAVE NO PRICE; EVERYONE MUST KNOW THAT WE HAVE NO PRICE'- so goes the title of one of Arun Shourie’s classics. What a message in this era of scams and lobbying! Shourie means that we shouldn’t become purchasable Commodities. Once the persons at the key positions become purchasable with definite price, society witnesses negative happenings and the larger faith dwindles to oblivion.
NOW voters of around 23 villages in Koppal District seem to have emulated Shourie’s point. 'Neither am I on sale, nor is my vote' is the stern message from these villagers to those politicians who want to purchase them. Today's Times of India at page 7 has given this energizing story. Is that not a healthy transition to the regular disgusting stories of electoral illegalities? Wish this becomes contagious. Hats off to those villagers who have shown us the light & Times of India too for its coverage which has made us cognizant of this welcome change.