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    What would be better for a good governance?

    Which one is better - A government with majority seats by a single party or a coalition government with multiple parties?
    In our country, we have witnessed the rule of both single majority party and a multiple coalition party. We have good and bitter experience of both single party government and the coalition government.
    According to you, which one will be better for India?
  • #657807
    A majority to a single party is always better. It gives stability to the Nation. But the party which is in power and the people who are in the government should be sincere and not corrupt. If the party is not sincere and the people involved are selfish and corrupt, the single-party rule will be the worst.
    When Vajpayee is the BJP leader in India, he got only one vote less than required for a majority. But he never encouraged any horse trading and simply resigned the post. If such party and such leaders are in the government single party ruling is the best required.
    If the leaders are corrupt a coalition government may help to some extent. But there is no guarantee that this coalition can stop corruption.
    Good governance will come from leaders with ethics and moral values. Leaders with such qualities are the need of the hour.

    always confident

  • #657830
    The main problem in our country is corruption, so the more partners you have in a government the more chances are there for corruption. That doesn't mean a single party with the majority cannot indulge in corrupt practices. A single party has a single party head and has control over the entire party organization, but with multiple parties, every single of them has their own head and have their own agendas.

    It is always tough to manage coalition governments since there are internal bickerings among coalition partners all the time. Though there is a common minimum program to rule the country, the maximum time is spent to cater to the demands of all the coalition partners. We have seen the situation during 1996-99 when the United Front was in power. After this, a very large coalition, the NDA, was effectively managed by late Mr A B Vajpayee. Between 2004-14, we have seen the functioning of the UPA. When somebody has an exceptional leadership capability, she/he can manage tough coalition partners also but it is not possible for all the leaders to run the coalition government effectively.

    Therefore, I would say, whether it is a multiparty coalition or a single party government, a visionary and capable leader is the need of the hour.


    "Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"

  • #657832
    We have seen the outcome of khicchdi government (i.e., coalition government) during the tenure of VP Singh, Chandrasekhar, IK Gujral, Devegowda and Manmohan Singh. It was total policy paralysis. The NDA Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee managed to work due to personalities like Vajpayee, Advani, Fernandes and Murli Manohar Joshi. So, we must try to avoid khicchdi government where no party has a clear majority, at all costs.
    Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.

  • #657846
    I also think that a single majority party will be able to function in a better way.

    In coalition one can not work boldly as there is always a danger of withdrawal of the support by the supporters.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #657866
    A majority of common people want a rule by a single party or by a coalition government with a majority of a single party. They don't want 'khichdi' government with no clear majority of any party. Indians have suffered a lot due to so-called 'çoalition dharma' (which means no major decision and satisfying the coalition partners bending over backward).

    However, I have been observing that of late, the intellectuals of the country and the opposition political leaders have become very vocal in support of 'khichdi' government in India. The reason behind this is well-known to the mature electorates.

    Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.

  • #657869
    We have seen both the systems in the past and very well compare them as per their pros and cons. In general the single party will be able to move forward smoothly with its plans and projects and there will not be much opposition.

    If we think in terms of governance both the modes are having deficiencies and that also we have witnessed in the past.

    So, in essence it is like choosing the lesser devil.

    Knowledge is power.

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