Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why Today Every Party Is Lining Up To Support Congress ?

Since last 3days almost every party is running to support congress unconditionally, whereas before the announcement of polling results all such parties were leaving no chance to criticize Congress, before 16th all these parties were against congress and today they see no evil in congress, what is the reason of this sudden change? whether it was SP(Samajwadi Party), BSP(Bahujan samaj Party), RJD(Rashtiya Janta Dal), LJP(Lok Janshakti Party) or Left, all of them talked about the failures and demerits of congress and today they are all lining up to support congress unconditionally.
It hasn't been much time when we all heard Amar Singh and Digvijay Singh abusing each other and Amar Singh comparing congress to Draupadi Mulayam to Lord Krishna and Left to Dushahssan, or  Mayawati calling Congress and BJP the party of thieves, or Lalu Yadav and Ramvilas paswaan speaking against congress, or Left  parties who considered BJP and Congress as the threat to nation, today all these people are running  to support congress.
As far as my knowledge and understanding serves me, the only reason why all these people are lining up to offer support to congress is only because they all have many cases of corruption and scams lying against them and just to make sure that those cases do not reopen they all are trying to stand with congress, because in our country ruling government has control over investigation agencies and they are being used according to the comfort of central government, and if its not true then how come in Taj Corridor case against Mayawati no progress is made since late 2003 when she gave support to UPA government and how come every time Gujarat Riots case comes to limelight just before elections, so the point that I want to make is no party is completely  pure. 
But today when congress doesn't need parties like SP, BSP and Left  Amar sigh says that Manmohan Singh has asked for their support, Mayawati says that Manmohan singh ringed her and he considers her as his younger sister, well if all these things are really true then I suppose that L.K Adwani was right calling Manmohan singh as weak PM, and if Manmohan singh really considers Mayawati as her younger sister then I would like to remind him that before him Lalji Tandon also once considered Mayawati as his sister and in return Mayawati awarded him with the title of LALCHI(GREEDY) Tandon, but I wish Manmohan Singh all the best with his new younger sister, here I would also like to mention that just before elections Digvijay and Amar singh resolved their differences with the medium of media, and it was Digvijay who took this initiative, and not to forget that Rahul Gandhi offered the hand of friendship to Left and there was also a rumor that congress may offer support to Left, but fortunately everything went in the favour of Congress and Manmohan Singh emerged as king but all the credit went to Yuvraj Rahul Gandhi, also the credit for getting 21seats in U.P was given to Rahul Gandhi but I don't think it was Rahul factor, because Rahul also went to Bihar for campaigning but there congress didn't got any benefit, so  the actual credit of success of Congress in U.P should go to the poor governance of Mayawati or I should be saying corrupt governance of Mayawati.
Anyways national festival of republic of India is over voters have given their verdict, and somewhere deep inside common man has realised that it doesn't matter who forms the government, its the common man who always gets exploited and still he hopes that things will change and he & his family will get a better world to live.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Verdict Of Indian Voters

Results of elections'2009 have been announced and UPA (United Progressive Alliance) has emerged as the largest coalition with 257 seats out of 543, where as NDA(National Democratic Alliance) secured only 164 seats, this result has brought BJP into a state of shock and L.k Adwani has announced that he doesn't want to be the leader of opposition anymore, although he will remain in active politics because BJP has rejected Adwani's offer to resign, whereas the condition of third front and fourth front is also not better, third front has suffered loss except BJD(Biju Janta Dal) who got 13 seats out of 21 in Orissa, and Left has suffered the loss of 36 seats and they have got only 24 seats in their account and BSP Mayawati's party couldn't repeat the miracle as they did in Rajy sabha elections and received only 20 seats as
 Mayawati said " we have all options open" I suppose she will have to eat her own words. Where as if we talk about the fourth front their condition is really pathetic RJD of Lalu Prasad yadav has got only 3 seats, RJD leader who fought on two seats lost one of them, and Ram Vilas Paswan leader of LJP(Loh Janshakti Party) who used to be the part of every government couldn't managed to win at least a single seat he even lost his own seat from Hajipur, so it was only SP(samajwadi party) who got 23 seats who managed to perform in fourth front although they have also suffered the loss of 13 seats, in U.P biggest gainer here is Congress who captured 21 seats whereas last time they got only 9 seats. Parties like Congress(+56), TC(+17), JDU(+12), ADMK(+9) have emerged as the biggest gainers where as if we talk about top losers first comes Left(-36),RJD(-21),BJP(-18),SP(-13),and LJP(-4). These results are asusual quite different from all exit polls which we saw on T.V in last few days, but if we look at the positive aspects of these elections we can see that Indian voter has become more aware and mature for example
  • we have cases of Manoj Tiwari who is a Bhojpuri singer & actor who lost from Gorakhpur, Shekhar Suman lost from Patna Sahib, Nafisa Ali lost from Lucknow this shows people need serious politicians rather any one from film fraternity or a star from any field who has got no experience.
  • Another example we have of Mukhtar Ansari who is in jail for the murder of MLA krishnanand Rai, Mayawati's party (BSP) gave ticket to Mukhtar Ansari from Varanasi but the people of Varanasi completely rejected him we also have similar examples of D.P Yadav who lost Badayun, Afzal Ansari brother of Mukhtar Ansari who lost from Gjipur and similar is the case of Ateek Ahmed, so this proves that people need a politician with a clean background, now common man has learnt to differentiate between a criminal and a politician.
  • Next example is of LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan till now he has been the part of every government whether it was of NDA or UPA or any other, and just before the elections he used to separate himself from government and used to stood against them to enhance his vote bank but this time his formula completely failed and he couldn't even manage to get a single seat he even failed to retain his own seat Hajipur, so this shows that the people of this country are smart enough to understand such political stunts.
  • Most important positive point that I see in these results is that people of this country have understood the importance of national parties now they have realized that dominance of regional parties in Loksabha only paralyzes the central government because regional parties don't have any national issues or ideology so its better to restrict them to their state only.
These results have also surprised many people who were thinking that Congress has lost its ground on the issues of terrorism and inflation and BJP will get its advantage, but current scenario is lateral inverted and now I don't think that there is any need to discuss these topics here because its Indian voters whose decision counts and is final, and voters have given their verdict in favour of UPA. so now I think that now NDA must introspect that this time they had very strong issues still they lost so certainly there is some thing going wrong and they need to check that out.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Requirement Of Two Political Party Structure

Elections of the representatives for 15th Lok-Sabha are going on and since last two decades this time also it seems that no political party will get absolute majority which means this time also we will see a coalition government, unfortunately after 62 years of independence our country hasn't been able to develop a well organized democratic political party structure, before independence congress was the only potent political party, it had few expected qualities of a political party but completely lacked few lineament, so congress was more than a political party and also less than that. 

Actually congress was not a political party but it was a national organisation, a base of revolt of independence under whose flag various people of different faiths, ideologies and backgrounds collectively raised their voice. The only motive of congress was to free the nation from foreign rule, before independence entering into politics meant to join congress, those days people used to participate in politics for national interest with the feeling of serving the nation and for that they used to give up their jobs, and luxuries of life, but after independence this scenario started changing.

 In 1947 congress emerged as a political party and came in power, later separating from congress new parties were formed and the people who desire high posts and physical luxuries started entering politics, and Personal ambition, competition between parties, castism, communalism, regionalism and language gained more importance than political ideologies and morals. 
After independence Mahatma Gandhi proposed congress should be dismantled as a political organization and should be transformed into social service organization under the name "Lok Sevak Sangh",with motive of social upliftment and economic development by medium of creative works. 

Gandhiji wanted nonviolent freedom fighters to leave politics and those interested in politics can form their political party or join other political party according to their ideology, if this would have taken place then a healthy political structure would have been formed, but nobody bothered to listen to Gandhiji or maybe according to top congress leaders of that time presence of congress was important because there was no other party ready to take its place, Result of ignoring the advice of Gandhiji was that slowly politics of nation kept on getting corrupt, morals and values lost its meaning and importance, and political parties started relying on communal politics, cast, sub cast, regional politics, vote bank politics, criminalization and corruption, their aim was confined to some how come in power and efforts were focused on to remain in power as long as possible if some how they get power, now political agendas, ideologies, and programs were only confined to election manifestos, governments used to come in existence by coalitions, agreements,compromises, dealings, buying and selling of M.P's, switching parties and partnerships behind curtains to get the power. 

An Idol condition for the success of parliamentary democracy is two political party structure, such structure doesn't mean that there can't be third or forth party its motive is to have only two parties in nation and the rest of the parties should be so small that they doesn't affect the process of formation of government, but they should have their own political ideology and existence. 
In two party structure one of the party forms government and other plays the role of opposition, both are valid and accepted parts of the structure, and both have equal importance and participation in the process of governing. Role of opposition is as important as of ruling government, party sitting in opposition doesn't allow the ruling party to become unstoppable, although in democracy decisions are being taken by the majority but it would be a mistake to call it rule of majority. 
In parliamentary structure party which gets majority or group of parties which combinedly touches the majority forms the government, but the parties which are short of majority also have right to express their views and its the responsibility of the ruling government to consider their views as long as its possible while taking decisions, this is the significance of parliamentary structure as well as its meaning, emphasis should be layed on the line that success of democratic parliamentary structure is only possible when there are only two major political parties and both should be considered as the part of government structure, both the parties should have equal participation in running the nation, but ironically what actually happens is that every party is busy in creating and enhancing their own political vote bank, and polarisation of votes take place on the basis of religion, cast,language and regionalism rather than ideologies, agenda and programs. 

Some times I feel that the struggle is not between political parties but its between political parties and citizens of the nation, problem of our nationals is how to get out of the black hole of political parties ?, although its true that in parliamentary democracy political identity is made by political parties but its also important that their identity should be made on the basis of their ideology, agenda and programs. 
The basic expectations of a political party is economic, political, ideological differences, an agenda and various programs to solve the problem of common people, but because of personal differences and ambitions people with similar ideology and views couldn't stay together in the same political party and just to enjoy the luxuries of being in power people those who are completely opposite and having nothing in common comes together to form government. 

If communal and cast-specific vote bank becomes identity of political parties rather than ideologies and morals, and if instead of values, standards and ideologies stuff like cast, sub cast and religion becomes the medium to capture the vote bank then there wouldn't be any possibility of bringing a change in the system and political parties and elections will lose its importance and finally democracy will collapse.


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