Saturday, May 17, 2014
All exit polls predicted a win for BJP. But, non would have expected Congress getting less than 50 seats in final tally. Cong by getting less than 50 seats, cannot even have a leader of opposition on its own. This might be also a first time in 30 years there may not be a leader of opposition, as they ask is the party needs to be have won at least 10% of the total seats.
Gone are the days of one way communication from politicians to public through DD or news paper. The visual media and social media have become powerful and a small mistake any where can cost politicians dearly. Like a T 20 match, the margin for making errors have become very narrow. Public focus these days, are just not limited to politician, a political set up or those who are related to it cannot get away after making adverse comments like 'Mango people' or 'Banana Republic' or having undue protection from Government.
Everyone acknowledges that change is happening, but changes seem to happen quite fast, even less than a year changes can happen. AAP, which made a dream start in Delhi assembly, seems to have lost focus. When Team Anna was agitating the agenda was on corruption and on the ruling government for allowing it. However, in general election AAP performed badly. Not sure, whether AAP, lost focus about the objective for which it was formed and in the process all seats even in Delhi was lost, which they won in Dec 2013. People decision on voting changed in less than six month towards AAP.
After 30 years, a party on its own is having a majority and a first non-congress party to have majority in its own. Last time, it was in 1984 when Congress won over 400 seats and since 1984 each successive government was in collision. Even, in case of collision the country look upon a government and more particularly its leader to be decisive. A collision leader could be true and honest, but the people do not to take lightly the statement such as 'Collision Dharma' from leader of a ruling party, particularly when corruption or kick back happens uninterrupted.
Democracy is great and at times it can be challenge as well for political parties. At certain point of time a democratic leader have to take tough decision on his own and take responsibility for it and at times the leader might needs to consult elected representative or people. Again, when to consult and when to take responsibility to take tough decision on his own defines the present day ‘democratic leader’.
I hope, BJP does not get carried out by election victory. The BJP is bestowed with a responsibility to lead the country which would require them to be cautious in all its action and critically need to deliver as per expectation by providing good governance.
Having governed the state of Gujarat for 4th terms interrupted, the people of India had provided a decisive mandate for Modi, with a belief better days are ahead for India.
Signing off with a hope that, India Shines under democratic leadership of Modi!