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    Are we really seeing a revival of Opposition unity?

    To effectively deal with the communal party that seeks to continuously divide people on the basis of religion, and adopt all unethical means like poaching legislators of other parties to form Governments in so many States, we now have a chance for the entire Opposition to unite under one banner and throw out the communal party in 2024.

    The only agenda should be to form such a viable combine with a strong leader. He may not be from Congress, necessarily. All that needs to be done is to form a very strong narrative with a secular outlook in letter and spirit. A clear stand on the serious issues like CAA and NRC should be spelt out. The communal party should never be allowed to raise its ugly head anywhere in India. We need maximum vigilance against communal viruses from any quarters.

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  • #729691
    This is an interesting post in which the author has tried to depict the current political scenario going in the country. Since 2014 we are seeing that opposition is not able to bring a cohesion among them and fight with the ruling regime. Every Govt has its shortcomings and if opposition is able to highlight that and get the consensus of public to their side then they can easily win but unity is required for that which seems to be a distant thing in present scenario. Everyone wants to become PM as soon as Mr Modi is dethrone. The opposition should first make up their mind as who will be their leader once the combined team wins. It cannot be decided afterwards. Announce one common leader and show full solidarity to him or her and rule the country. There is no big deal there.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #729692
    First, no party is a hundred per cent honest and I believe that some leaders are honest in every party but a major part of all parties is corrupt. Second, every political party wants to grasp power in state and centre and for this purpose they can go to any extent. They don't consider what is right and what is wrong. They just want power. Bjp is also one of them. After these latest elections, especially, defeat in west Bengal has shocked the top brass of the party. The media was spreading the news that bjp is coming into power and mamta is going. Our media is no more reliable.
    No party has saints. It is also a fact that Dhirubhai Ambani was close to Congress. So blaming the only bjp for friendship with corporate is also wrong.
    I can't predict what is going to happen in politics in the coming days. However, U.P. Panchayat elections have given a warning to bjp that ground is slipping under their feet. They have to reorganise. I don't know if the temple issue will mobilise people in the 2022 elections, however, polarisation on the hindu-Muslim card can never be ineffective. This issue seems to be evergreen. I can't say if bjp will come back to power in the coming assembly elections or not.

  • #729694
    I am wondering why the author is so much hesitant in naming the party which is communal ?

  • #729695
    @Umesh:

    First, we have to accept that bjp is going out of power in the 2024 elections. But on what basis we can be so sure? I don't think bjp is easily going to leave Delhi. Now, suppose bjp is going to be rejected in the next parliamentary elections then which party will come in power? Congress is weak and scattered and entangled in intra-party conflicts. Who will unite all opposition parties? All of them have their own vested interest. However, shared Pawar is the person who can unite all opposition parties together but it is very difficult to make a consensus on one person as their leader. If Akhilesh Yadav defeats bjp he will be expecting as the main leader of this group. Arvind Kejriwal may think so, Stalin will be looking forward. Sharad Pawar himself will be in this queue and what about all others But the strongest contender is Mamtadi because she has defeated the top brass of bjp led by PM himself in the latest west Bengal elections. But all parties should have unanimity on this issue.
    I take this whole issue raised by the author as a hypothetical question

  • #729696
    I do not see any revival of opposition for many reasons which I want to share here. Mamata didi who won the party to victory has failed to win and that brought anger within the cadre and started attacking BJP leaders and workers and surely WB is on the way to President rule. Coming to TN, even without swearing in taken over by new probable CM Stalin, his cadre started vandalizing all the Amma canteens which was providing free and subsidised food to the poor. The opposition has taken note of this and reported to the governor. I do agree that regional parties are strong enough to garner the voters to their favor, but the leaders do not have the trait to mingle with other leaders and form the alliance against the BJP. Once KCR has tried and now keeping low profile. So there is no formidable opposition to take on the BJP as of now.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729706
    Opposition parties should definitely form an alliance so as to emerge as a strong opposition but unfortunately within our system, nothing like that is in sight. All the opposition parties have their own ways of functioning and even sometimes they have the opposite views and the same has been tasted every time in the past. Let us see how they are showing maturity this time. Seeing their fights with the BJP in West Bengal yesterday is a testimony to their adamant attitudes and they can hardly leave the same.

  • #729707
    Arafatuzzafar:
    You have already brought out so many contenders for the post of leader of the common opposition team and any one of them can be chosen with consensus. My point was that whoever it might be it should be done wholeheartedly and opposition should play its game in a united way. BJP will play its cards accordingly but there are many people in this country who are affiliated to different different parties and individually they may not be strong enough but unitedly they can achieve any target whatsoever. No party is clean and it is only the relative merit that we have to consider at this point of time.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #729709
    One thing the grouping of opposition has to be known that it has to lead under the flag of Congress and at this moment the so called Congress is in ventilator and no formidable leader from that party can assure good opposition. In this back drop there would be scuffle between the scattered regional opposition parties who want to vie for the leadership and that would not be acceptable. And do not forget Sharad Pawar is very much senior and knows the situation and he would not leave the chance. And those who have won with much seats try to bargain for their position. In that case there would be more ego problems than offering strong opposition to BJP and here the BJP would be the beneficiary in the long run. Becuase one strong party, and other scattered parties cannot be position and opposition and there the advantage goes to BJP.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729724
    We have seen earlier also how these parties work when they are united. Every one of the top leaders in the united front wants to be the chief of them. He wanted to keep all the powers with him and he wanted to be the PM after elections.
    These days no party or leader is interested in the development of the country or the welfare of people. They are always having their personal agenda in the front. They work for their goals only. Can anybody name a leader who is not having their personal agenda and always strive for the welfare of the people. If such people are united, they can do something better but not the present opposition leaders like KCR, Jagan Mohan, Paver, and co.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #729730
    As long as there is no cooperation and coordination among the opposition parties who are selfish and greedy to become PM, BJP will continue to be strong enough without any healthy opposition. Congress is down and is running on reserve fuel. Communist parties cannot raise except in Kerala. No Dravidian party can take over the centre.

    The author is an anti-BJP guy who cannot think well about the future with a confused mind. Can the author name a leader from the national level opposition parties who is fit enough to occupy the PM's chair?

    No life without Sun

  • #729731
    The present government is the most inefficient so far. It failed the country in all aspects. It is a flop show of one man.
    The unity of opposition is a necessity for the good of the country. The West Bengal elections proved that the cult of Mr.Modi is working no more. The elections also projected Mamata Banarjee as a formidable candidate to take on the BJP. I wish all the opposition parties come together and unseat the present government which is all talk but no proper governance.

    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #729732
    If the present government was inefficient then BJP would not have got 77 seats. And Mamta won with sympathy by riding the wheeler and now she is walking. She fooled the voters with drama and won the votes and that is why she lost. And WB never allowed BJP then and now they have 77 seats. She must be worried as she cannot do autocratic rule there and her wings would be clipped. Being a women she has the advantage to seek votes, but when it comes to national politics she is big zero on many counts, and the nation does not recognize her. By the way if all opposition unites only there can be fight?
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729745
    @K.Mohan:
    How to win the elections is the specialisation of the politicians and the way Mamtadi could win against all odds and get reinstated makes her a big game-changer.
    Your assessment about her and calling her zero at the centre is not correct, because she had been in the centre as a cabinet minister in vajpai's bjp government. She has vast experience as a politician.
    But Prashant Kishore, a big election winner, should not be overlooked, earlier he had been with Narendra Modi in 2012 to get him won as CM of Gujarat and continued in 2014 as P.M. He also gave his services to Arvind Kejriwal in the last Delhi elections.

  • #729746
    Being a Minister is different and leading the Ministers is difference as she lacks temperament, acceptance and above all does not have the International connect with foreign leaders.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729752
    Institutions are greater than individuals. When Nehruji died, the question was, how India can cope up with the vacuum left by him? Lal Bahadur Sastry filled the gap. Mr. Modi is not good at governance. He is good at election campaigning and self-promotion. The need of the hour is either who is good at governance or who will listen to wise people. Mr. Modi does not have these two qualities. India needs a person who can guide the country and Modiji is nowhere near to it.
    " Be Good and Do Good "

  • #729754
    Opposition unity is always an elusive thing as every party will have their selfish interests and they will be grabbing opportunities coming in their way without bothering for the other members of the combine. We had seen it happening in past that as soon as some position fell vacant everyone started to make a race for that forgetting all commitments and promises. Under such a situation expecting unity from opposition is only a wishful thinking.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #729764
    #729746
    I don't think if anybody will agree with your logic. This is what happens with everybody who occupies any office, he/she comes in contact with foreigners also. Modiji had never been in politics at centre but be was given an opportunity to hold this office.

  • #729779
    What I am talking and insisting here is the exposure of national and International issues to which she has nil or no knowledge and we cannot risk such a leader at the helm of affairs.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729781
    #729779. Mohan, don't you think you are putting forth an unworthy argument? What was the national and international exposure of Shri Modi before he became the Prime Minister? I doubt whether he had knowledge about our states even. And how are you asserting that Mamta has no knowledge about international issues? Avoid throwing words in the air just because you have a soft corner for Shri Modi. If Modi can do it, I am sure Mamta can do better. And since we are not participating in a verbal discussion wherein we can respond on time, I suggest you respond with some details so that your points become more clear.
    'Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power'. -Lao Tzu

  • #729782
    "Being a woman she has the advantage to seek votes" (mentioned in response #729732) - this is news to me, that gender plays a role in garnering votes!!!
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #729783
    Each regional party is having its own head and he wants to lead the coalition. So it is always better to have a good national party in power in the centre. The only alternative to BJP as of date is Congress only. But unfortunately, this age-old party is not able to find an able leader who can steer their party to victory in elections. WB elections results is an indicator that shows the weakness of Congress. I think the think tank of Congress should make out a plan and implement the same so that they will be successful in the next MP elections. Otherwise, all state-level parties win single-digit or double-digit seats and start eyeing for big positions in the ruling. A weak government in the centre may not be good for the country's security and safety.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #729787
    Her English pronounciation mincing with the Bengali accent cannot be understood by the national and International leaders and she need to improve over it.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #729889
    Mohan, I suggest you stop being so obnoxious. You cannot expect any Indian who has been born and brought up in their native place and did their schooling in regional schools to speak English fluently with a British accent. If Mamta's English has a Bengali accent, your English will surely have a Telugu accent, mine might have a Malayalam accent and Shri Modi's does have a Gujarati accent. Now, is that a criteria to decide one's competence to become a Prime Minister?

    Please avoid coming up with such frivolous arguments. Hope you won't post another response taking refuge in the fact that Mamta does not wear a suit and she is always comfortable in slippers!

    'Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power'. -Lao Tzu

  • #729896
    The lead editor is subverting my rights to post my views to which I am eligible to say. Almost all members are one side and my arguments are not taken on right spirit. The lead editor should understand that we are discussing here the point and should be graceful enough to either agree and say no, but asking me to keep quiet is not the right way and he need not moderate this post and close this thread. ISC should not be partisan and give equal rights to all or never allow any such threads in future which is likely to have heated discussions. By the way I am not freind of any party but want to discuss what is going on and known.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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