Archive for the ‘ Elections ’ Category

Lok Sabha elections in India are around the corner and all the major parties are busy right now to tie up with smaller ones spread over the whole country.
BJP, the ruling party, has the burden of convincing the people about the impact of the dreadful demonetization, which shocked the people to some extent for a couple of years. But in due course, the BJP managed to overcome the threat by convincing the people about the better part of this shocking event.
The Congress and the leaders of some senior parties have a bunch of facts that could influence the people to some extent.
In short, no one can predict the results of this general elections because, there are innumerable parties that are for or against the BJP or the Congress.
Anyway, the smaller parties can upset the trend by playing their game carefully. Let’s wait and see.

Freebies

Of late, we hear a lot of announcements from various states in India about freebies in the form of Money, or food items, or dresses, in connection with some annual festivals and so on. The ruling parties may find some major obstacles from opposition parties but the state governments are fully aware of these objections which are ignored by the people as a whole. But when the general elections or state elections are round the corner, politicians themselves ignore about these matters and go ahead with their routine promises.
In short, the ruling parties and the opposition parties search for some other benefits which won’t stand in the way during the elections, come what may.

Beware of super stars!

Politics seems to have become one of the most sought after professions in India, especially at state-level it has undergone a sea change in most states, resulting in the birth of several new parties so as to accommodate new hands crossing over to any party.

Policies of the good old Parties face several problems because the new-born smaller parties are making tall promises to the village people who face so many problems because of natural calamities or some other reasons but they totally believe that smaller parties would solve their problems. People, in general, believe that most of the difficulties faced by them are owing to the failure of bigger parties which are in power.

When a state is getting ready for general election the main parties seek the support of the newly retired super stars of the movies who are ready to start a new party so that they can dream of occupying the “Big chair” if they win!

Let us wait and see!

Busiest people!

It seems politicians are the busiest people in certain countries and there is no dearth of issues that can keep them active and noisy. Ruling parties can set in motion several “welfare” measures that will have to undergo objections or unsatisfactory response from opposition parties. One of the issues that could trigger protests from opposition parties with the support of people who are supposed to be the beneficiaries is freebies. The next result is the indefinite postponement of the so-called welfare measures much to the satisfaction of the opposition and the ruling parties. Of course, the welfare measures will get the green signal from both parties. Frankly speaking, many states have become land of freebies.

Victory at any cost!

There are innumerable political parties in India, mostly resulting from internal problems. When a popular party is keen on winning at any cost, it is ready to have a tie up with smaller to the main party. The demands of the smaller parties are invariably a couple of ministerial posts. In the good old days, the national parties never deviated from their policies and did their best to protect their parties.
But, now such principles have no values as is evident from frequent tie ups with those who are poles apart. In view of this, most of the chief rivals get together like close friends.

Let us hope for the best

No matter his support base, Mr. Ramnath Kovind, the newly elected President of India can look forward to the support of the entire nation, irrespective of the political background of those concerned.

Anyway, one has to take into account the methods of various top-ranking politicians, or government servants or business tycoons while handling several problems facing the nation. Let us hope for the best and look forward to the brighter days.

Unpredictable – but don’t be nervous!

When the Assembly or Parliamentary elections are round the corner, the air is thick with claims or criticisms. Promises have to be made carefully or within the permitted level but the voters, these days, are well aware of the consequences of voting for the ruling party or the limits of the major opposition parties. The ruling party’s heavy-spending during the five year rule would force the opposition parties to come out with some excuses much to the disappointment of the people.

In view of these uncertainties, one has to depend on Exit polls or some such practices to predict the victory or failure of the major parties.

As such, let us not worry about the out come, for there are so many interesting and heart warming articles which appear in some major News papers. Let us enjoy reading them !

Still backward?

Social backwardness as far as India is concerned is a thing of the past. But unfortunately it is made to appear that the country has not made any progress in narrowing the gap between the so called forward caste and those who are socially backward. There may be couple of states where nothing much has happened to lift the poor and downtrodden. As far as other states are concerned, there have been progress on all fronts visible from any corner.
But inspite of all these wonderful changes it is made to appear that these castes are ill-treated and still lagging behind socially and economically.
The main cause for such false impression is the growth of the innumerable new political parties which want the support of the so called socially backward.
This deliberate attempt to hide the remarkable progress made over the years by the so called socially backward people will adversely affect their self-confidence and the courage to compete with the forward communities in education.

The change of roles

The woes of the ruling parties in India begin as soon the euphoria of their victory begins to fade. In fact, every ruling party after capturing power is in a hurry to make its presence felt by introducing new bills by deliberately ignoring certain policies introduced by the previous government.

Before long, the government realizes that what they witness in the parliament every day is noting but a replay of their own game which made the previous government (the present opposition) struggle everyday to get things done. The main job of the opposition is to stage a walk out at the opportune moment and mislead the people.

There is only one way to overcome such a scenario and that is to make friends with the main opposition parties at least at the fag end of their term!

The strategy of the New Party

The Assembly elections are round the corner. The ruling Party and the main opposition Parties have well – equipped arsenals and they are hopeful of doing pretty well in the elections.
One of the smaller parties which is making its debut has some Unique ideas and its top leaders are eager to know how far their strategy to topple the government would work. So, an urgent meeting was arranged. The leader of the party reminded the party workers of their main strategy and he asked his followers, “what is response of the Ruling party to our slogan, “ No Rain, No Rain… what a Pain… ?”. one of them replied, “The minister says the sky continues to be white. Till it gets black, we will have to wait”
“That is a lame excuse… Let it be so. Let us tell the affected people of our plan”.
“What’s it sir?”
“We will make enough black paints and spray them on the white clouds, using the sprinklers” said the leader
All the leaders stood up and clapped their hands and the top leader said, “I am sure this will fetch a couple of seats for our party”.