Archive for August, 2012

A PLEA TO THE NEW PRESIDENT

August 12, 2012
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The U.P.A. Government’s term ends in May 2014. The Sixteenth Lok Sabha elections must take place before that.   I remember the First General Elections held in India in 1952. I was in Rajasthan at the time. Those of us who were party campaigners there were more concerned about the Assembly Polls than the Lok Sabha polls. That was an election where the Jana Sangh won three seats in the Lok Sabha, two from West Bengal and one from Rajasthan. But what is pertinent in the context I am wishing to emphasise today is the fact that the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held together – all in 1952.   This process was repeated in the next three elections – of 1957, 1962 and 1967. The Fifth General Elections were due in 1972. But in early 1971 Smt. Indira Gandhi dissolved the Lok Sabha, and held the Fifth Lok … Continue reading A PLEA TO THE NEW PRESIDENT

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SPECULATIONS ABOUT CONGRESS’ FATE IN 2014

August 5, 2012
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Speculations are on these days as to what is likely to happen in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, ordinarily scheduled to take place in 2014.    A fortnight back Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hosted a Dinner in honour of outgoing Rashtrapati Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil. The function was held at Hyderabad House.    In an informal chat with two senior Cabinet Ministers before the formal dinner, I could clearly perceive an intense sense of concern weighing on the minds of both these Ministers. Their apprehensions were as follows :   a)     In the Sixteenth Elections to the Lok Sabha, neither the Congress nor the BJP    may be able to forge an alliance which has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha.  b)     In 2013 or 2014, therefore, whenever the Lok Sabha elections take place, the Government likely to take shape can be that of the Third Front. This, according … Continue reading SPECULATIONS ABOUT CONGRESS’ FATE IN 2014

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सन् 2014 में कांग्रेस के भाग्य को लेकर अटकलें

August 5, 2012
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इन दिनों अटकलों का बाजार गर्म है कि आगामी लोकसभाई चुनाव जो साधारणतया सन् 2014 में होने हैं, में क्या होगा।   एक पखवाड़े पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री डा. मनमोहन सिंह ने निर्वतमान राष्ट्रपति श्रीमती प्रतिभा पाटिल के सम्मान में रात्रिभोज दिया था। यह कार्यक्रम हैदराबाद हाउस में सम्पन्न हुआ।   औपचारिक रात्रिभोज शुरु होने से पूर्व दो वरिष्ठ केंद्रीय मंत्रियों के साथ हुई अनौपचारिक चर्चा में मैंने इन दोनों मंत्रियों के दिमाग में उमड़ रही चिंताओं को महसूस किया। उनकी आशंकाएं निम्न थीं:   (क) सोलहवीं लोकसभाई चुनावों में न तो क्रांग्रेस और न ही भाजपा ऐसा कोई गठबंधन बना पाने में सफल होंगे जिसका लोकसभा में स्पष्ट बहुमत हो। (ख) इसलिए सन् 2013 या 2014 में, जब भी लोकसभाई चुनाव होंगे, संभवतया जिस ढंग की सरकार बनेगी वह तीसरे मोर्चे जैसी हो सकती है। कांग्रेसी मंत्रियों के मुताबिक यह न केवल भारतीय राजनीति की स्थिरता अपितु राष्ट्रीय हितों के लिए … Continue reading सन् 2014 में कांग्रेस के भाग्य को लेकर अटकलें

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