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Political Play
CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Vast split of votes - Will it ever help? 30 April, 2014
United we stand, divided we fall. This can be an acceptable equation when we talk about bringing in social, political, economic, and technological reforms, together.

The equation, however, loses reasonableness when the topmost management squad of the nation embraces members with distinctive viewpoints and uncommon interests. Stability of the union/ state government is what that affords real administrative power to the policy makers.

Surely, the role of the opposition in the House cannot be dispensed with; however, inclusion of opponents in the organizational structure of the government is unwarrantable. Surely, none of the political groups would have ever favored a coalition government if the circumstances would not have demanded such an absurd amalgamation.

Prior to the polls, we witness political leaders criticizing the deliveries of the past government. None of the candidates loses even a single opportunity to reflect his/ her candidature superior to the others contesting from the same constituency. A party that hates, disagrees, and resists the perspectives of other political entities post the declaration of the results, commences the process of discovering prospects for uniting with the other group/s so as to come up with the requisite numbers. What reforms do you expect from a group of administrators that comprises of members with varied interests?

Besides numerous national and regional political entities, the voters are presented with uncountable choices by autonomous candidates. And almost every of the contesting aspirants fetch some amount of the vote share. When you broaden this picture, an unsolicited political milieu is created at the national level. And, outcome? Political leaders who held absolutely dissimilar views can be seen forming a consensus. What for? To realize the dream of coming into the power and ruling the state/ nation.

The subsequent polls witness the same political groups blaming one another for the slower pace of economic and social development. I can recall the instance when the state elections were at the verge of being conducted in UP and the Congress, SP, and BSP leaders at the uppermost pitch of their voices were charging one another with the allegations of corruption, and bad governance. The irony, however, was that with Congress at the center, SP and BSP were extending support to the UPA-led union government.

Remember, though every vote counts, the vote casted with vision is what brings in the always-aspired revolution. The elections of 2014 are distinct in a way that a new political group, which realizes the fact that majority cannot be attained, is contesting to create a political volatility. The present government too is trying its level best to secure minority votes so as to persist in the picture post polls. On the similar lines are many other regional groups that can generate chaos which will eventually make the general public suffer.

Let the polls of 2014 be the stage from where we can communicate an unforgettable lesson to those who have been befooling us since decades. Let the political party that promises prosperity for all beyond any discrimination on religious lines be the administrator of the state. Leaders who have been dependent on the votes of particular communities will only then shake their brains and will exploit them for the real betterment of the nation.

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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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