The following booklet titled “Grow More Votes” authored by M.A. Sreenivasan highlights the ‘ritual’ of resignations taking place in Food or Finance Ministries in an ostensible effort to ‘ward off’ famine and financial mismanagements in the country. The author highlights the resignation of the Food Minister in a scenario of growing food scarcity and soaring prices, for which the author holds politics as culpable. Political manifestos and appeals to vote banks in rural areas through populist schemes of land distribution have been undertaken by sacrificing the right to property. The author further states the manner in which state policies are disrupting the flow of finance to vital industries of agriculture, as the positions of investors become increasingly precarious. Meanwhile, administrative ‘yes-men’ continue to flaunt their party’s policies at the risk of losing power positions. As the mirage of ‘co-operative’ farming ventures was blown off, the Congress’ bid to forestall its political rivalries took the shape of state trading in foodgrains to sweep away its seats from the Swatantra Party. Signs of restlessness and rebellion grow thick in the air as political appeals take precedence over socio-economic development.