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Do changing stripes reflect candidates as flavour of the season?
'A hit or a miss', a case in which either success or complete failure is possible. When I am reminded of the nightmare of partition of our country, I find a nightmare before me. The constituent Assembly of India had its first meeting on December 9, 1946.

The task before the Assembly could proceed to do so, it was important and necessary for the leaders of the non-violent Indian revolution to tell the people what they stood for and what they wanted the nation to be. India has the biggest democracy across the world. Finally the moment has come and the election shows must go on!

Every great event of contemporary politics is a nine-day's wonder. In India, there is famous saying that "Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram" after the abominable Haryana politician Gaya Lal, who changed parties thrice in a single day.

Our politicians used to bring down governments till the anti-defection law introduced as the 52nd amendment to the Indian constitution. It was great initiative that has been taken by the Indian Parliament, and executed as a law. Now it is mandatory for them to hunt in packs, as a minimum of one-third of total party MP/MLA are required to cause a split in the Assembly/ Parliament.

On the last day of the last session of the first Lok Sabha, the Speaker and others made some valedictory remarks. On this occasion, Jawaharlal Nehru, the prime minister made some references to the reasons behind the founding fathers choosing the system of parliamentary democracy as the most suited for the India.

"We have lived here, as indeed people have lived all over the world, at a moment of great change, transition, and sometimes of vast upsets and revolutionary process. We have not only been part of that world drama but we had our own drama also," Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had said this on March 28, 1957.

At the topmost level, every party have been the most affected. The Congress seems the most affected party as its MP Jagadambika Pal from Domariaganj has resigned from all duties of the Congress party. Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurgaon, D. Purandeshwari from Vishakhapatnam, Satpal Maharaj from Pouri Garhwal and Vitthal Radadiya from Porbandar are some of the giant names who have resigned from the Congress to join saffron party BJP.

The first big name to change his association was Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). He got linked with the NDA with much splendor, ruining his secular credentials. Formerly, also in Bihar, RJD and Lalu Yadav got a large jolt when his neighboring confidante, Ramkripal Yadav, left to join the BJP.


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