BJD, BJP, BSP, JDS, JDU, INC, AIADMK, TMC, CPI CPIM, TRS, DMK, TDP and the list goes on…
I was very bad at mathematics and don’t quite remember my permutations and combinations well. If you apply that technique to the 26 letters in the English alphabet with options of 3,4,5,6 lettered outputs, I don’t know what that number will be. That said, I know for a fact that the number of political parties in India may potentially equal that number of political parties. (Pardon me if the mathematical output is more than the number of parties – I’ve already confessed to being bad at math).
The 12th of March 2009 saw the formation of a 3rd front – Come papers report the number of parties in this alliance as 8, others say 10! Assuming that the number is between 8-10, so many political parties with obviously very diverse interests coming together is for political gains! While they may claim to be a united face, I think it is just crap because a sheer look at the names and the nature of the people in there indicate that they will never stick together on ideologies. Let’s take a quick sneak peek at the who’s who:
Son of the soil and former prime Minster by chance, I distinctly recall his speech on the day of the vote of confidence when he said that “he would rise like a phoenix from the ashes to lead the country again sometime in future”. To me, someone’s doing this just to fulfill his personal ambition. History is the best indication of how stable our great old man is and the Bangalore knows this more than anyone else. While I can go on and on, I rest my case here.
The queen of the politics of vendetta, one can’t count the number of times she has decided to merge with a party and then break away. If there is someone who has a reputation of having had an alliance with the left, the right, the center, the top and the bottom, it must be her – yes! Except the DMK. Wonder if she will read this and think, why not merge with the DMK for sometime too?
Prakash Karat :
The CPI exec, LEFTIST is the simplest and apt way to describe them. My top of the mind recall for them was the way they threw the spanner into the works when we tried to get the nuclear deal through. I think they remain extremely conservative to date. Proof of their pudding is a look back into a state that they have ruled forever!
If she was born south of the Vindhyas, she would have been Jayalalitha’s sister – . Elder or younger, I don’t know! There are two schools of thought from my friends from UP – One saying she has done a terrific job and the other saying she is no better than any other average politician. I can’t comment as I’ve never even set foot on that land, but I will however base my assumption on the recent scandalous birthday bash and the preceding hafta vasool. Welcome to the new world order.
Ex congressman who was dumped by the party after all his sweat and toil! Clear intentions on saying let me do something anti my mother ship. Selfish is the least that I can say!
Emandi garu? Meeru kooda join chesthunnaara? In my broken Telugu, I meant to say, Et tu Brutus? If there was anyone in the political class that truly walked his talk and stood at the forefront of development, it’s him. I don’t care about the other aspects as I am trying to look for a needle in a haystack analyzing politicians. I don’t know why. If I were you, I will limit myself to regaining what I lost, look at getting back Andhra – there are too many local battles to fight, why go national?
Your only claim to fame is a separate state of Telangana. When I was in school, I was thought that India had 25 states ( I forgot if it was 25 or 26). I hoping my son is not taught of India having a 100 states! Can’t you just aim to value add in what we have? The solution to being Chief minister is not to say let’s create more states.. it’s what you can do as a value proposition for your state dude!
Who’s next? I don’t know as the list is not complete. Seems the parties are evaluating options – to join or not, to ruin or not!
God, please save us from this mess. I want to vote and be a good citizen. With so many parties and people around, whom do I vote for in this cesspool? I have no plans of supporting the 3rd front, but how do we ensure someone doesn’t start a 4th front day after?
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