And since the Great Indian Elections for the year 2009 is underway, I thought who should actually win. So what do you think about this Great Indian Elections. Your Comments and Suggestions / Feedback are welcome.
Let us take things by one political party.
Indian National Congress (Congress)
INC is again front runner this year to win the elections but it will only be able to form a government in collision. The choice of Collision partners should be carefully undertaken. Congress had received setback in the last elections tenure after Left had revoked their support for the Government.
Good Bits: Increased Youth participation, Rahul Gandhi
Bad Bits: Still reliance on Oldies, Bad Economy.
Prime ministerial Candidate: Manmohan Singh
Kingmakers for Congress: Praja Rajyam, JMM, TDP, SP
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
BJP this time around is sounding different, but looks same. With more than required promises, this year they have even encompassed Congress. What’s more is the claim that BJP will bring in the money from Swiss Bank to fund its ambitious plan for the Great Indian Family.
Good Bits: Good IT runway vision for India, Narendra Modi
Bad Bits: Non Transparent Performance, Very old leaders, Varun Gandhi, Larger than Life Promises
Prime ministerial Candidate: Lal Krishna Advani
Kingmakers for BJP: Left, TDP
The Third Front
These guys are largely seen to become the spoil makers, with Buddhadeb claiming that he is largely hopeful of this front coming to power. With the formation of a third political vertical, the things will become more chaotic. However, interestingly this front will be a group of several small political parties.
The front is being leaded by the Left and is followed by NCP, AIADMK, JDU and like minded similar parties. It is also largely possible that a Left Prime Minister
The Prime Ministerial Candidates:
Apart from Manmohan Singh and Advani, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati and Nitish Kumar are in race for the Indian top post. If the third front comes into power, then there is a strong possibility that Buddhadeb Bhattacharya will move in for the top post.
While it is easy to understand the support for Singh and Advani, others’ possibility is a complex alliance and support. Which brings us the to the new alternative political pot-boiler at a national level, The Fourth Front.
This game will be played around Nitish Kumar of JD (U), the current Chief Minister of Bihar. If ever this situation arises (Cong, BJP and Left ruled out as incapable to form Govt.), he will be supported by TDP, AIADMK, BJD, AGP, NDA allies with support of BJP. It would be crucial for him to take Left or BSP in his side and convince them so that he can take the top post.
Ideally, full national parties should come to power. That means, a Congress or BJP powered party should come to power. However, it is highly unlikely. I would favor a Collision between BJP and Congress, again which is highly unlikely. If performance of Nitish Kumar as the cheif minister of Bihar is anything go by, then I think that is an option we should be more open towards given that there are no two National Parties getting a chance to form a government.
A Full 752 Political Parties
There are a total of 752 Political parties in India. Are you wondering that this much even exist? Yes, this much political parties are registered with the Election Commission.