Updated May 22, 2019 | 10:12 IST | Frank Huzur
Ahead of the much-awaited #2019LokSabhaElections results tomorrow afternoon, 23 May 2019, Indian voters as well as observers, not the least political contenders and parties, are occupied with the imminent highs and lows. Even when discredited TV Media has projected a clear verdict for the incumbent Narendra Modi led BJP regime, people at large across the country, including good citizens, are confident of a big setback to the fascist casteist forces and a resounding mandate for a rainbow of regional parties. The Coalition Government with the support of centrist Congress Party and the Left appears to be an overwhelming certainty. In more clearer way, New Delhi at Centre is preparing for the #MahaGathbandhanSarkar.
Akhilesh Yadav along with Behenji Mayawati has raised the prospect of a stable coalition government in Centre. No matter how much doubting Thomases would cast evil aspersion on the Grand Alliance of the year, people are convinced that the time of #SPBSPRLD has arrived to clean the Augean Stables, to clean the filthy stalls of the BJP in order to save the Indian democracy.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a coalition government? A pre-poll coalition is more healthy and will not face as much criticism as a post poll alliance. Samajwadi Party Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal have the headstart over other configurations in other states. Rahul Gandhi and his Congress know the weight Mahagathbandhan carries from Lucknow to Delhi. Here is the Axis Power of the New Government in Centre. And the keys are with Akhilesh and Maya. Make no mistake about it.
In many ways, Coalitions are superior to a two party system, BJP and Congress fantasise about, with winner take all. Coalitions represent views much better and therefore better for democracy. It represent the social and cultural diversity of India. In caste-ridden discrimination pyramid, 90 percent population relegated to the margin shall never fall for the deceptive binary of Two-Party system. People have rejected the feudal lords’ fantasy. Modi-Shah and the casteist cabal in Congress and the Left block are deeply pained by the reality bites of Voters’ verdict.
In 1989-90, the VP Singh-led coalition government was put in place by two ideologically divergent parties, BJP & Communists, and that was a marriage of convenience. That was disadavntageous enough..That’s the primary disadvantage..
It was like a marital bond between a man and a Trans-woman.
Everyone in the National Front government wanted sovereign control. Mulayam Singh Yadav Lalu Prasad Yadav Sharad Yadav relished the pole vault of Social Justice agenda and its perfectly programmed implementation, Mandal Commission to speak the truth whereas Atal Bihari Vajpayee L.k advani worked overtime to bury the representation dreams of the OBCs into the vortex of Brahminist agenda, Ram Temple.
Ideologically divergent people running the same government won’t last for a reasonable time considering the fact that each party wants to single handedly and fully explore their opportunities using absolute “power. We know the result. In 1996-1998, the Congress Party played the Brutus, stabbed in the back of H. D. Dewe Gowda Indra Kumar Gujral government. 10 Janpath and 24 Akbar Road-housed shenanigans didn’t allow the Coalition government to complete its full term, thereby, paving the path of the communal casteist BJP cousin to return to power.
Which is why it is more important to debate about the advantages of a #Mahagathbandhan government.
You get a stronger government with a majority coalition than a party trying to rule with a minority. More people’s views are represented in the policies implemented than if just one party ruled. Potentially a stronger/more talented team leading the government, as the PM can then chose the talent from more than one parties, rather than just his own.
1. Consensus or majority based decision are taken considering views of every party .
2. Regional aspirations are fulfilled or considered.
3. Favours true nationalism, that is patriotism, and lowers regionalism.
4. Lowers tyranny of government against the farmers and create programmes for employment of jobless youths.
5. More responsible government
When regional heavyweights put their head together to stitch a stable coalition, the role of the Congress and the Left this time round would be under intense scrutiny.
Cynics had been doling out the same cliche: No stability in a coalition government as it would be a can of worms. It would fell part and break up under its own contradictions and surging personal ambitions. It will be less accountable and nobody would own up the blame for failure.
Nevertheless, we are game for the accountability of both Parliament and electorate now. Both are on the same page.
For deprived, oppressed and suppressed majority of India, a much trumpeted ‘strong’ government of the BJP and the Congress had been a nightmare and absolute curse.
Therefore, I have personally always favoured so-called ‘Majboor’ weak government, Coalition regime, the de facto, #Gathbandhan sarkar.
Compromise is an important factor of a healthy democracy and it reduces both political, social and economic inequality and hostility in politics and in the society alike. That’s important.
Hail the Change. Hail the Helmsman Akhilesh Yadav and Behenji for offering the big alternative. It is also an occasion to hail the gargantuan struggle of socialist challengers in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav and warrior like Upendra kuswaha and of course many others like stormy petrel Mamta Banerjee in West Bengal.