“There is a non-zero probability”

This is a first. Probably the first ever in Indian politics. Lets look at the sentence There is a non-zero probability closely.

1. The sentence has perfect grammar. Ever heard perfect grammar from a politician? Maybe from someone higher up the food chain, but surely not at the grass roots level. Definitely not the ones who interact directly with the people.

2. The knowledge of probability. That too, non zero probability. Another first for a politician.

Those are the words of Tanmay Rajpurohit when he was asked about their chances of winning. Remember this name. Alongwith Santhanagopalan Vasudev, P. Elanthirumaran, Ishrayel Maheswar, Prasahant Sharma, Arvind Tiruvaiyar, Rajamani, Hariharan, Rabindra Ganesh, who are contesting in Tamil Nadu for 12 seats. They are all from the Lok Paritran party.

Lok Paritran hasn’t promised free education, free lands, free power, free booze, free colour TVs. They have only one thing to offer.

“If only 40 percent of people vote and if 38 to 40 percent of those votes go to the winning candidate, it means that the chosen candidates has got votes from only 15 percent of the total population. How is this democracy?”

“To promote democracy, more people have to vote. If they don’t find an alternative, they don’t go to vote. The people who do not vote are our bank.”

Bulls-eye. And we are that walking talking bank. Hopefully, the people of TN don’t behave like SBI and go on strike or something. Read more about them here and here.

3 Comments so far

  1. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

    What has this post got to do with Bangalore? This is a metblog. Not any political parties bandwagon or mouthpiece. Please refrain from making such posts!

  2. krishna kumar (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm


    thanks dude. i’ll keep that in mind.

  3. Amit (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    Chill, dude. Its a good post. No need to get riled about it.

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