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Why India needs its regional parties

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Hardik Mehta
seema worst logic of yours
by Hardik Mehta on Mar 24, 2009 01:15 PM

what kind of article is this? i mean are you here to promote something..Why there nothing on horse trading?How regional party can govern our own diverse country as mindset and culture varies from state to state. Regarding mayawati,ofcourse she doesn't speak english or she may not have good dressing sense but she represents India..Will you go for the job interview with Mayawati looks. Solution could be regional parties should be part of one alliance either NDA or UPA period..Still they can exersice control and they should have per alliance menifesto..comments are invited

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shivnath panwar
Political Parties in India
by shivnath panwar on Mar 24, 2009 01:14 PM

I agree with Mr. Gaon Wala.
I think that a huge amount of public money is wasted in elections & political things.
We surely need to limit down the no. of political parties in our DEMOCRATIC country, at both the country level & state level. Some constitutional law can be introduced....
But will it really be possible......? Will the netas of political parties sit and try to get this through in the parliament.

In my view, if we limit the no. of parties we will see less indiscipline in the political parties, as there will be not way for them to get away and form another ..... to make business....

Moreover, the 'Decision Making' of the Govt. will improve, which in turn MAY help the general masses of this ever-growing country.

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Vrajesh Vyas
Failure of National Parties
by Vrajesh Vyas on Mar 24, 2009 01:08 PM  | Hide replies

The Day the national parties stop the policy of divide and rule and and are sensitive to peoples needs the regional parties will die their own death.

The problem is the leaders of National parties behave like they are looking after the interest of their own constituencies and dont care about the rest of the counrty.
The examples are
Nehru Gandhi's obsession with raibareli and Amethi.

Scindia looked after only for Gwalior.

Sharad Pawar is only bothered about Baramati & western Maharashtra
so on and so forth.

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Re: Failure of National Parties
by PAL on Mar 24, 2009 01:15 PM
All people starting with Nehru have looked after well their family tradition of bringing their family members into politics not their constituencies leave entire india.

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swami pudipeddi
BSP a national party
by swami pudipeddi on Mar 24, 2009 01:06 PM  | Hide replies

I forsee a good future for a prty like BSP because it is giving importance to all the castes/subcastes. Ms.Mayawati deserves congratulations for her courageous announcment of contesting all seats for assembly and Loksabha in the country. This goes a longway. I feel she should not ally with the third front and shuld not support any formation to form the Govt. because she has to grow in the politics at national level on her own. She did not resort to the behaviour of SP on her when SP was in power in UP. She is intelligent and came to power by adopting her own strategy to win the elections and she should continue to pursue it till she gets to PM post on her own.

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mammen antony
Re: BSP a national party
by mammen antony on Mar 24, 2009 01:15 PM
Thel lagao thera Caste/Subcaste. Do away with all Caste Sub caste criterion.Then we may not need any regional political parties

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Mayavathi is best for PM
by PAL on Mar 24, 2009 01:06 PM

Mayavathi will make best PM for India so that she can improve the condition of daliths in India.

Congress is most autocratic company run by dynasti. Congress men do not have moral rights to say others are autocratic.

i never saw congress president coming to any english media for any debate. or rahul khan (aka gandhi) coming for debates in the studio. that shows they are scared to face any media.

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sunil nair
election campaign
by sunil nair on Mar 24, 2009 01:06 PM  | Hide replies

are you campaigning for mayawati..
dont waste our time by writing such articles on such malign leaders..
editors and writers should be independant to thier thoughts and views shold not doctrine on particular person and parties...i think my point is clear to you - seema mustafa

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Re: election campaign
by PAL on Mar 24, 2009 01:10 PM
Who said that mayavati is malign?

Sonia and rahul not maligned?

do not be hypocrat man.

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Gaon Wala
Why we need a two party system
by Gaon Wala on Mar 24, 2009 01:02 PM

1. The system of elections and democracy in India is the root cause of corruption. Parties and candidates need huge money to win elections and all this comes from day one any politician takes over reins of power. Multiplicity of parties leads to hung assemblies and parliament and scope and need for corruption is aggravated by the bargaining of the smaller parties and the necessity to please them by the relatively bigger parties / groups.

2. Multiplicity of parties, especially in the last two or three decades, has resulted in unprincipled and untenable coalitions for the sake of sharing power. Such opportunistic alliances have no focus on governance, welfare, development and spend much time in inner group wranglings.

3. If there is corruption / inefficiency in a two party system, the logical reaction and solution is to find ways of eliminating it, not preposterously suggest the distribution of right to be corrupt / inefficient.

4. Alongside regional and smaller parties, there is also a clear need to ban independants from contesting elections.

5. Most regional parties and smaller parties in India are not born out of any conviction and agenda to serve any particular section of the society. On the other hand, they are born out of the greed, arrogance or misgivings of their founders in not having been given their "due" in their parent party (for most, it is the Congress!)

As an old saying in Indian Railways goes, "less luggage, more comfort in journey"!

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