Here’s Why Elections Are Just Like School Examinations

Argh! Don’t even say the word ‘March’ (as in the month). All kids hate March (I did too) because it is by default the month when school examinations are held. Not surprisingly, for schoolchildren, March has become the Voldemort of months (the month that must not be named!).

But who would have thought the fear of March would haunt grown-ups this year? Because, this time around, March means exam time not just for our Std X and XII students, but also for some of our netas.

While one group is taking board examinations, the other set is facing the all-important poll test.

Wait a minute... You might ask us ki exams and election mein kya connection hai? Connection hai mere dost, and we cant give not just one, two or three, but five reasons to support this.

So, let us at The Quint explain it to you.

(Photo: The Quint)
(Photo: The Quint)
(Photo: The Quint)
(Photo: The Quint)
(Photo: The Quint)

Illustration: Susnata Paul and Rahul Gupta