The Result Table:
Putting all hoopla to rest, UPA has steamrolled the 14th Lok Sabha elections. Congress emerges as the single largest party…largest in the last 25 years! The exit polls had predicted a very close result, similar to 2004. The 3rd & 4th front were to have played a major part in the govt. formation. Thankfully UPA has enough to out maneuver anybody else. I was afraid of a patchwork govt. with heavy inclusion of the 3rd front. They have nothing in common to hold them together except to oppose UPA & NDA. Once that was done they would have no clue as to what to do. The whole thing would have soon come apart at the seam. Now, no sweat!! The 3rd front itself barely has enough, let alone it being the decider. It’s not that I am a Congress supporter…but I do not like the communal overtures of BJP. As they say:Lesser of the two evils…
Best thingies of this verdict:
-Loved to see the ego-inflated “Kingmakers” get pricked.WOOSH…PHSsss 😀
-UPA will be the dominant partner in any coalition.
-Commies get the long coming round-house punch…right on the nose. Reduced to nothingness. No more WB & Kerela. VERY satisfying.
-Congress rises up again in UP. Unforeseen & unexpected, it is desirable due to a lot of reasons. It has brought a very much needed reality check to Mayawati’s regime. After her win, she has gone, to put it simply, MAD. I mean what is up with the statues? And the parks? She has misconstrued her winning majority to mean that she can do whatever she wishes to. This set-back should bring things back into perspective for her. As for the her being the PM, please…the govt. that does make it happen won’t last longer than an orange candy in the summer heat of Lucknow.
-Laalu & Paswan fall…As Walter would say [Jeff Dunham’s show]”dumasses”
-Hinduvata may finally be laid to rest. How can anybody in their right minds use religious-hate as a political agenda?
-Goons like Mohd. Shahabuddin & Pappu Yadav contesting through proxies were beaten.
-Shashi Tharoor wins from Thiruvananthpuram. A deserving candidate. His presence in the parliament would be very heartening to see.
This elections saw the Indian Voter coming of age[for once I seem to agree with Shobha De!]. This time caste & religion have been given a backseat to stability & peace. NDA has played it’s Hinduvata card for over 10 years & should now realize that there is more to India that just the religion. With allies such as Shiv Sena [who “inspire” others like MNS] it propagates an image of instability & conflict. At a time such as this the economy needs stability, the hostile approach of NDA could have scared the voters.
The Left got knocked on the head with Didi’s shrill voice & lost the plot all over. Karat uncle watch Spiderman…With great power comes great resposibility. If a simple guy like Uncle Ben could get it, how hard could it be for you? Oh…sorry the movie is American :). Hmm, maybe you did watch it & since it is American you automatically went the other way,silly of you I must say. Diwali seems to have come early for India Inc. with the Left out of the equation.
Congress did not take the support of regional parties, UP being a case in point, in many parts of the country. Regional parties winning results in small thinking, the bigger picture is never taken a look at. This result will force many local leaders to think at a national level if they want to be counted.
I am sorry to see L.K.Advani go. He is a good statesman & politician. But his platform for NDA had a negative vibe. After him I don’t know who is going to steer BJP. If it’s Modi then BJP will be a lot worse in the future. Modi may be hailed as CM, but he is nothing more than a blood thirsty Czar, ruling with an iron fist masked by new industries, a little digging is all that is required. For NDA to become a real alternative to UPA, they need to shed their religious extremism. How can a country progress when the leaders are creating unrest? In the opposition I hope they will be more productive & not vindictive. Right now they say they will respect the people’s mandate & be a responsible opposition, but they certainly have not done it in the past 5 years.
Rahul is being called the hero of the UP upset. He really did do a lot of work & his gamble paid off. I would like to see him join the cabinet to learn the ropes of the trade. This would be the metamorphosis that would present him as a viable PM candidate for the next elections. We need more ppl like him!!
With UPA having such huge margin, the govt. formed should be a stable one. They should choose their supporters with care, an honest & ideologically sound govt. is the need of the hour. The economic reforms that were being tripped up due the interference from the Left, should be passed. This govt. has a lot to live up to, they must not betray the trust of the ppl. Right now they have the power to take our country to the top.
To sum up, in the words of Swaminathan A Aiyer:
Bharat Shining,Congress Smiling, Left Whining!!