Is this the right time for a “National Government”?
Is this the right time for a “National GovernmentOn the eve of the 5th and last phase of elections for the 15th Lok Sabha, the political scenario looks grim with every political party ditching the ideological plank and hastily trying to forge post-poll alliances only to gain the seat of power.
That there are umpteen political parties and as many aspiring leaders, makes the political scenario that much more complicated and more unpredictable.
Every political pundit and analyst says for sure that there will be a hung parliament. Even the poll surveys conducted by ToI, NDTV, Neilson-ORG-Marg along with other TV Channels and Agencies predict that no single party will get even a simple majority of 272 seats.
Is this the right time for a “National GovernmentMost polls predict that the Congress and BJP will get anywhere between 180 to 200 seats each and have to depend on the arithmetic of alliance parties. Political support to form government will not come cheap and the smaller the party, the bigger the demands.
There are experts who question the raison d’être of Regional political parties. They argue that by definition and by registration by the Election Commission, a Regional party should only contest regional elections like Panchayat, Municipal and Assembly elections. They take the stand that the Regional parties should be banned from contesting Lok Sabha elections wich should be fought by the National parties.
After the general elections are over, the President of India has to appoint the next Prime Minister of India under the powers granted under Article 75 of the Constitution of India.
Will the President go by precedent and convention? Or will the President explore path-finding ways?
Is this the right time for a “National GovernmentIs this the right time for a “National GovernmentIs this the right time for a “National GovernmentIn view of the present gloomy world economic status and our own recession-lurking economy, political instability around us ( in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal), tantalizing political rivalries in our own country, is it not right for the President to call for and install a “National Government” consisting of the best brains from all the parties?
A National Government would give us the best ministers and circumvents the necessity of horse-trading by the 1st or 2nd or 3rd or the 4th fronts to rope in MPs of lesser parties.
Only a National Government can provide political stability, economic security and an environment for development without any unnecessary political bickering.