Sunday, 22 May 2016

Change in Political Landscape in India

Introduction

Since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the political climate across the country has been changing in favour of one-party rule. After a decade-long era of coalition politics, the electorate is seeking to install the single-party government at the Center and the States. Perhaps, the lack of governance and more of coalition management has forced the people to look for the single-party alternatives when it comes to the elections to center and the states. Another feature is the emergence of the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) as the national alternative to Indian National Congress (INC). This election has also seen the emergence of local parties as decisive factors in the national politics.

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Political Landscape

After the Lok Sabha elections of 2014,  the political landscape has changed significantly in favour of single party disposition at the centre. The local parties were not interested in the national issues and they played the kingmaker roles in previous governments at the center. So the funding for various projects went to those areas from where the respective ministers have come. For instance, Mamata Banerjee as the Railway Minister had brought development in West Bengal. . This has led to the people to think of single-party dispensation, both at the center and states.

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Paled INC in Coalition Politics

Under the INC-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule, the regional satraps called the shots in the key ministries and brought bad reputation to it. During its tenure, the UPA government had sullen its image due to the emergence of a number of Scams including infamous 2G Scam, Augusta Scam, Adarsh Scam, etc. The senior party INC in the coalition could not contain such issues, leading to its total routing in the subsequent elections. Moreover, the INC culture of protecting the first family has not gone down well with the electorate. The ministers of the erstwhile UPA government became more rude in their behaviour and failed to listen to the people at the root level.

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Thuruvananthapuram New Delhi, Delhi, India
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