Monday, 17 June 2013

Changing Electoral landscape

The exit of Nitish Kumar from the BJP after a successful electoral alliance of 17 years is a turning point in the Indian political scenario. When the BJP emerged as a political party capable enough to counter the congress, it was the regional parties which sided either with the congress or the BJP, creating a bipolar political balance in the name of UPA and NDA. Since then we have been seeing the rule of these power blocks for more than a decade.

The current development is likely to result in the formation of a third front of regional satraps leading to a tri polar electoral battle in the coming Lok sabha election. On one side this runs the risk of no group getting an absolute majority resulting in a weak government and governance. On the other side it is an opportunity for the people to select a single party. India’s political landscape is now filled left right and centre and this elections are going to be a watershed elections paving way to new experiments in democracy . Lot of debates on secularism, nationalism, corruption and regionalism. Which issue is going to tilt votes is yet to be seen

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