The gap between some things is amazing. Petrol prices three years ago. Petrol prices now. Similarly, the age factor has been crucial in any elections. Leadership is not linked to age, but it matters sometimes. Age has been closely linked with the issue of political participation.
We have often come across discussions about the importance of age in elections. When we ponder over this question, we often draw the conclusion that age is a necessary factor for both the voters and the candidates. Does age influence election results?
I am examining the age of candidates of Delhi Homeopathic Board’s Election 2012.
|1||Dr. Aditya Kaushik||51|
|2||Dr. Devendra Kumar Bhardwaj||47|
|4||Dr. Mini Mehta||27|
|6||Dr. Ramesh Chand Agarwal||56|
|7||Dr. Suman Mohan||38|
|8||Dr. Vijay Pal Singh||47|
Mean age of candidates = 49 years
Average age of Dr. Juneja’s Group = 58 years
Average age of Dr. Bhardwaj’s Group = 40 years
Oldest Candidate = Dr. Kewal.Krishan.Juneja
Yongest Candidate = Dr. Mini Mehta
So, who will be the winner – young blood or old blood? Would it be a matter of Generation Gap or Professional Gap / Experience Gap ?
In all seriousness, I would say age can add to or subtract from the candidates’ popularity. The result of Delhi Homeopathic Board’s Election 2012 on 18th June 2012 would confirm this analysis of age of candidates and highlight the consensus of homeopathic fraternity.