Friends, readers of my blog and fellow Indians! I see many times that some of us are very disgusted with the fact that no single party is able to win a majority of seats or vote percentage in last few elections. Some of us even suggest presidential form of government in our country. But let me make one thing very clear that if anything, under the broad framework of democracy, in India, is going to work. It is the most representative form of governance. I am in favor of raising national issues and educating common masses about them, but multi party system is different thing.
Now it is nothing but the truth that India is a big country and to give representation to all sections of society, we have to accept the multiparty system. Coalition politics is natural corollary of multi party democracy. Many countries have tradition of coalition politics, we just have to look beyond US and UK for the definition of democracy. For example, in this election the verdict is fractured and no single party is even close to form a government on its own. But polity hates the vacuum, so some government has to be formed. We can not push country into another very expansive election.
That is where post-poll alliances and coalitions come into the picture. And this is not a bad thing at all. Actually it is a better system than two party system. As in two party system there are only two opinions/options, now we have as many voices as we want. We can have a wider representation of people in this process. Our MPs now do not need to bind by policy of a big party. They have choices. If we have had two party system, then all those views have to be accommodated in two streams, but all of them still would have been there, just not that much vocal.
So, it is a high time that we accept …. no no … embrace the multi party coalition system of our country. Though I know that it is not the most efficient system. But you can have only one – freedom or convenience, it is the most basic natural rule of this universe. We choose freedom.