Modi, the saviour of turbulent India
Modi, the saviour of turbulent India, India has just concluded the biggest elections in human history, with some 815 million eligible voters electing 543 members to a new lower house of Parliament,
India has just concluded the biggest elections in human history, with some 815 million eligible voters electing 543 members to a new lower house of Parliament, the Lok Sabha. The country with 26% of its 1236 million population still illiterate has stood firmly and unwaveringly on the side of democracy giving an inspiring example for the international community. India's diversity is spread across 29 States, 7 Union Territories, 9 major religious faiths and 22 scheduled languages that reflected in its political landscape with 6 national parties, 47 regional parties and over 1500 unrecognized parties.
In the past, in spite of higher percentage of illiterate people, Indian democracy has seen excellent verdicts by voters electing stable governments with one party in the state and another one at the centre in the combined elections. However, for the last two decades people have judged that no single party worthy of ruling this country and have opted for coalition governments. History is not just set of dates to memorise but sequence of events one must learn from. The Janata Party nightmare and VP Singh’s tenure is a grim reminder that a fractured verdict has put India back several decades. The split verdict with UPA-I and UPA-II resulted in misrule and misery to people with several scams.The experience as shown that decision making and adopting legislation is becoming increasingly difficult with coalition governments. The functioning of India's Parliament has also been disrupted due to confrontation among political parties.