A single political party getting absolute majority is detrimental to our democracy- Active GD.We have immense pleasure in converting this thread on a seriously debatable subject into an Active GD.
India is the largest democratic country in the world. Our democracy never got defeated and it flourished against all odds. Till the end of the eighties, the predominance of one party to rule the country with a good majority of seats was there but the situation changed in the nineties giving space for coalition governments as no party could win the required number of the magic figure of 272+ in the General elections that took place. Even in 1977, the Janata Party led Coalition Government was short lived and the Congress came back to power in 1980 with an absolute majority.
The 2014 Elections made an impact on Indian political history and made way to the ruling party, which had an absolute majority, to take tough decisions. Now all other political parties are getting together to fight with the big force of the day.
But our democratic history has shown that tough decisions were taken only when a strong leadership emerged under the umbrella of the majority winning party and at times it appeared to be leading to unilateral decisions.
In this context, can we say that a government by a single political party with an absolute majority is detrimental to our democracy? Please discuss.
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