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Political Play
CA Dr Sunil Gupta
An odd collaboration for votes 21 August, 2014
The latest happening of the Indian political sphere has substantiated the fact that our political groups can come up with any weird arrangement to grab the votes of public. Corporate houses go for mergers and acquisitions with a view to gaining enhanced market opportunities or to diversify the product range.

The recent collaboration of two regional parties of Bihar in no way has a similar goal. The opportunities are the same and alike are the voters. Then why did the so-called dissimilar political leaders disremembered past differences and thought of re-union post more than two decades of separation? Power, as they say in India, is for sure a real hangover.

Let me tell you that the place (just 35 km from Patna) that witnessed the coming together of two timeworn friends, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav, could just attract a few hundreds of spectators, which is a clear sign of the changed political milieu in the country.

It is evident that the two leaders would not have had relaxed sleeps post the much-hyped collaboration of RJD and JD (U). It has been reported that the ground that was booked for the ceremonial affair was almost unoccupied and only some media guests marked their presence. For now, we know as to how the fear of the BJP?s delivery in the general polls of 2014 ignited the fire of re-union.

With 40 per cent votes in the NDA?s pocket (LS polls), the RJD, JD (U), and Congress were least likely to compete with the BJP in the assembly elections. However, if you sum up the total votes of these three groups the figure comes out to 44 per cent, which is what that enticed the leaders to think of collaboration.

Why is it so uncomplicated for political groups in India to take U-turns, disagree with the viewpoints of long-term partners, and agree with the stand of those who at some time were not even competent to administer the state/ country? Would you blame the communal multiplicity of the country, or Indians? outlook towards pity perks for this?

What the former CM, Nitish Kumar alleged was a shame too. He blamed the BJP of pursuing the aim of dividing the country on communal lines. Could he not realize the BJP?s aims when he occupied the office of the CM only with the backing of this political group?

The ambition of being the PM varied all his views. Indeed, the political groups and leaders will rarely bother to vary their political conduct unless taught a tough lesson. But the verdict of the general polls of 2014 was a lesson too, then why aren?t we seeing any change yet? Without doubt, the paralyzed and corrupted to the core political set up of our country demands for more of such verdicts.

?Jungle-raj? was the term that Nitish Kumar accorded to the times when the state was under the ruling of the RJD. Likewise, Lalu?s verdicts for the JD (U) ruling were bitter enough. The more I write, the more I remember of instances when these two political opponents shared altogether dissimilar stand on political, social, and economic subject-matters.

Time, however, craves for new prospects- just what BJP delivered recently and is anticipated to replicate in the upcoming assembly polls in distinct states. Power may be relished by leaders for five years; it rests with the public forever. And this is what we need to comprehend so as to prevent any further ruins.

And when I refer to further ruins, I am solely worried about the country and the common man. Would you not call this as a disaster when the capable former CM who managed to uplift the economic and political milieu of the state of Bihar along with the BJP joined hands with another leader who is out on bail?

It would, for sure, be unmanageable for Nitish Kumar to even justify his deeds with RJD on one and his ?ever-anti? Congress on the other side. I could find Mayawati somewhat sensible to have turned down the illicit offer of the SP in U.P. Rather than finding abrupt ways to fight the BJP, political groups must look forward to clean and recovered politics.

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About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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