Category: General elections: India 2009

General elections: India 2009

Promises of freebies galore

With only a few days left for the general elections in India, the political parties, especially the smaller ones who have formed opportunistic alliances are vying with one another to attract the voters. While major parties are talking about various welfare measures, which promise long-term benefits for the people and the nation as a whole, …

General elections: India 2009

Shh….Election commissioner is watching!!

While the fear of a hung parliament in India after the 15th general elections and the consequent confusions loom large, people are already confused.  As the drama unfolds, our attention is diverted from the main show to comic interludes of friends becoming foes and the reverse of this phenomenon. An average voter takes a decision …

General elections: India 2009

The Menace of Multi-party System in India

The 15th general election in India is round the corner and the electronic and print media have a hectic time covering the pre-poll developments, mainly seat adjustments, infightings, switching sides etc. Apart from the well-known UPA front and the NDA front led by two national parties, there is a third front (they prefer the term …