Indian Election: Your View?

The World is going towards “Right”. Here right means Politically Right. Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his coalition partners, has secured majority in Israeli Parliament and will become the Prime Minister of the Jewish State for the fifth time. This term, in PM office, will make him the longest serving head of the state of Israel.

This incident of picking nationalist leader as head of the state is not an isolated event. Russia is ruled by hyper nationalist leader, Vladimir Putin. Sinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, has been elected by his citizens to lead the nation once again and he will be the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan if he completes his term.

India is also headed for Federal Election and first phase is scheduled from tomorrow. Media all over the world has termed current Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a Right Wing Nationalist leader, which incidentally shares the good rapport with all the three leaders, which I mentioned above.

Can we draw some parallel from all the elections and their outcomes, which has held recently in those countries? Is Narendra Modi slated to become the Prime Minister of India once again?

Or is it a too difficult call to predict the outcome of an election of a nation, which is so diverse in every realm be it social, regional, religious etc. Opinion Polls are giving majority to NDA and BJP is being predicted as Single Largest Party. But opinion polls in India are also subjected to various debates. At times, it turned out to be façade.

Anyway, the result will be declared on 23rd  of May and things will be crystal after that.  

But since I know that my fellow blogger belongs from different part of the nation, and some are even from abroad. So I would like to know their views about current election. Who is winning? What are the Surprises that we can expect? Who will be King Maker? What are the issues which will influence the mood of the Nation?

Be assured that by giving your opinion neither I nor others will label you as Bhakt or Congressi Chamchaa. As the one who will use either of these words, must fall on the other category. At a time when Media seems to be sold out, Independent Analysis by non Media person can help us to see clearer picture. So have your say!!!

Jai Hind!!!

76 thoughts on “Indian Election: Your View?”

  1. Abhay I would love if someone will explain what is rightist and leftist? I am an Indian. Have seen the Rajeev Era, VPSingh- Devilal Era, NarsimhaRao reign (I consider it the best till now), Atalji, Devegowda, Gujralsahab, ManmohanSingh and Modi. I think I answered your question in this sentence itself though I don’t like the dynastic politics played by any of the parties. It’s dominant everywhere from Maharashtra to Tamil Nadu to North East to Punjab-Haryana. We need to find some other word for rightist or leftist particularly in context with India.
    Now coming to your question, am not a BJP supporter nor Congress. Am a strong supporter of India. So whosoever does good for India, gets my support. Modi as of now is pro India (though it’s too early to judge), so this election for me is going to be a judgement on development or subsidies…

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    1. Yeah Ameet Ji, I will share what I know.
      Right wings are those who are generally Orthodox, resits the changes in societal norms, believes in hierarchy in the society, are often hyper nationalists, jingoist and appeals to nationalism of its subject.
      To grade someone right or left , now a days, is a challenging act as the forces of globalization has altered the landscapes dramatically.
      Such as, a right wing people would always vouch for indigenous products, but now that is difficult to practice.
      Example Trump’s trade protectionism and call of RSS to use Swadeshi product is an example of right wing policy.
      I hope I m clear to you!

      Thank you for your say on my post

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  2. I agree cast your votes on analysing what is right and wrong rather than blindly following anyone. But somehow I am not in favour of congress as looking behind what work they have done post independence. They have done a lot of mistakes that cannot be rectified. And as citizen 1984 incident cannot be forgiven, Nehru decision regards special rights given to Kashmiri’s and consequences are here what we all see.
    Emergency period in 75-77 during Indira Gandhi etc. where as Rahul Gandhi have got the post on silver spoon with no leadership qualities of true politician.

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    1. Yeah! I always love reading your post. Your clear articulation in comments are also brilliant!
      Congress is under serious crisis! Leadership is an issue, far more competent people are serving the less derserved person!

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    1. Yes Sir! I have taken a risky task😅
      But people have become very diplomatic now a days, they ward off questions and shy away from making their ideas in public, especially if it is a political one😃
      No, no Amit Bhai, in no way I am accusing you of being diplomatic😅😅

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  3. Though opinion polls are predicting a slim. Majority for NDA, for nearly two month long election you never know what changes and when. Nyay scheme of congress, with 6000 per month, despite all arguments may gain traction. India has many poor people. Even those who are not very poor, can hope to sneak in. Though BJP sounds confident, a NDA gov without BJP having majority on its own may be dysfunctional. Omen does not look good with court reexamining Rafale papers. Major advantage of UPA is they may find people to support even a shaky coalition. BJP may lack that.

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    1. Absolutely spot on! Ride for BJP may not be easy one this time. It could have been easy if we were not divided on the caste and religious lines.
      One of the most important state UP is crucial! Dalit, Muslims and Yadav forms a formidable combination after the formation of Mahagathbandhan!
      I would be keen to see the voting percentage, then only I can make some guess!

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      1. What all polls are saying is that BJP may lose thirty seats in UP. BJP will not do well in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra, Telengana. Gain in West Bengal and Odisha may not be enough. NRC will reduce tally in North East. NDA may get between 267 – 283 by conservative estimate. PM can enforce his will in that case. Of course we don’t know what BJP’s internal poll says.

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        1. BJP was not there in Southern states last time around as well, except few seats in Karnataka!
          In my opinion BJP will get maximum 30-35 seats in UP, Which is worrisome!
          Gains will be in Orissa, NE and WB, but that will not balance the loss.
          BJP will form government, but a weak one.
          In Gujraat also, number of seats of Modi had reduced in each successive terms.

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          1. For BJP UP is the bigger problem. Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, it is predicted BJP will do well. In south, BJP may not do well but UPA / congress will do well. Bengal and Odisha gains will not be as great as expected. In the North East, there will be loss of seats due to NRC.

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    1. I m so sorry, I don’t know why multiple comments were there in the spam folder!
      I don’t know why! But now I have made all of them Public, without any censorship!😄

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      1. Yeah…I can’t deny that the Congress is insufficient in a few aspects and they have done blunders in past but I prefer a govt that allows me to point out its failure in public without having any kind of fear from mob or anyone elses.

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        1. Okay Fine, so your point is basically that intolerance has increased in current government! Thanks for sharing your opinion, much appreciated.

          Let’s see what the other people thinks and how they vote?
          Do they really think that intolerance has skyrocketed in Modi’s dispensession or is it just a hoax created by microscopic minority and so called intellectual groups, to suit their agenga.
          23 May, the judgement day!

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  4. Thanks for inviting comments. That is in the spirit of democracy. In my opinion, the regional parties in India will gain significance numbers than in previous elections. As a result, these parties can have more clout over united fronts at the national level.

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    1. I completely agree with you Sir! UP is going to be crucial!
      By the way, I have always been a believer of democratic values and has always welcomed comments! It was you, whom I missed on my posts since many days!😉😉

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  5. Abhay I think we all know which party deserves to win. One party ruled India for almost 49 years, and we can see.. instead of serving the country they served their own interests and purposes..still, our country is listed under developing countries! I believe a party which can give the country a stable economy, development and ensures the security of a nation, should serve the nation!

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        1. Namo supporter seems to be more outside than inside.
          Government should make some arrangements for them. We have a huge number of expatriates and their contribution is immense as well!

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        2. There is no option for ‘absentee voting’? I haven’t lived in the US since 2004 and still I can vote in federal elections. My votes don’t count in state and local elections, though. You can bet I’ll be mailing my vote there in 2020!!

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  6. I am apolitical. I neither know what’s it when they refer to Left and right! But seeing the current government’s clean and corrupt free ministers and PM Modi I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t come back to power again. And also the fact that there’s no trust worthy and corrupt free leader from the opposition to challenge Modi.

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    1. Well, I hear you loud and clear. Indeed this government is relatively less corrupt than UPA 2.
      Ghost Rafael of Rafael Deal is still chasing the government though! They have to pass through the scrutiny of Supreme Court.
      One more question Savitha Ji, Will you be able to cast your vote this time around?

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        1. Yeah, that’s why I asked. Kranti, one of the fellow blogger who also want to reinstate Namo as Prime Minister, wouldn’t be voting this time around. Let’s see who votes for him? Though what i feel that through Social Media and blogs NRIs and PIOs helping him in big way!

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            1. Well I am the moderator here, and if I will divulge you the details, people from the other side would find me biased 😄
              Well, let me give you an open hint. I will vote for him who is mature, hardworking and always thinks for the Nation!
              Got it?😃😃

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    1. 🤣🤣 🤣I did not get any of your comment Sir!
      I don’t believe in Censorship, Rather I was expecting a comment from you.
      Let me check it in Spam folder Sir!

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  7. I’m originally from the US and a big part of why we immigrated to Canada was because of the clear turn it was making toward the right. I think living there under Trump would be really difficult. We have an election here in Canada coming up this year and I’m very nervous. Our PM is in a bit of a scandal right now and it’s possible we could see someone much further to the right than we’ve seen in a long time here.

    As for India’s political situation, I am not nearly informed enough to speak properly on it. In the west I find the xenophobia, militarism and nationalism really toxic both domestically and in international affairs. The right here also tends to be environmentally regressive and cuts taxes (revenue) and then says “Oh look, we haven’t got enough money for these social programs and infrastructure so we’ll have to cut back.” I’m not sure where the current government is relative to this in India but as someone who has come about once a year since 2016 I do see a few signs of progress – things are cleaner, many of the trains are better and there are faster trains, there are more washrooms, and single-use plastic seems to be mostly gone. Very little of this would be something I would associate with a right-leaning government here in North America. That said, I’m not naive enough to think that now, having seen that, I’m an expert and can say “Oh yes, and this means this current government is really great.” It may simply mean, as some like to say, that even a broken clock will tell the correct time twice a day.

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    1. Great in-depth analysis Todd! Ameet, one of fellow blogger, also doesn’t agree with demarcating Indian political party as right or left. In India, majority of the things in polity has been borrowed from the west.
      If the western observer or Press, say WSJ or NYT term Narendra Modi as right wing leader, our Media will just copy it.
      As far as environmental protection is concerned under the leadership of Modi, at COP21 or Paris Agreement, India has been the front runner or Champion to mitigate it’s affect.
      Rivers especially Ganga has been cleaned like never before in recent years! 94% of the population has the access of toilet and they are using it. Previously this number was abysmally low, less than 50%.

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      1. Thank you. I think “right/left” contributes to people just voting based on identity. “I’m a Republican therefore I believe everything the right believes.” is not good for advancing society – especially now when people treat politics to some extent like sports. They just want their teams to win.

        So I think we need to get to a point where we can start balancing out the things that matter to us. For example, the environment is a positive, for many demonetization was a big negative, and for others building a huge and possibly unnecessary statue is a negative. (Heh – I think I’ve pretty much exhausted my knowledge of BJP actions – sorry!)

        I don’t think it’s ever going to be fully clear – politicians do good and bad things. And it gets even more complicated when some people think the bad things are good as well (or the good things are bad).

        There’s a third complicating factor in Canada and to a lesser extent, in the US: we have the concern that if we vote for someone more fully in line with our views but less popular we might take votes away from a likely winner that we can tolerate and let the person we don’t like win.

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        1. Well, well, well Todd knows much about Indian politics. The time when demonetization and Statue of Unity came in to picture, I got some inkling about your political affinity 😁😁
          Well I will not give a counter argument.😂
          Always pleasure to have your say on my post!

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          1. Honestly, I only have heard those things. I truly have not heard enough opinions to make a proper judgment. If I had the right to vote I would almost certainly abstain.

            But you might have a bit of insight in to the folks I know now 😀

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  8. I don’t know much about politics, but I wish Modiji to be PM again with the bold decisions he take, the growth our India had with his rule and also the various benefits to our citizens and women. I wish he take care more about farmers and also very strong law against child and women abuse which is sadly increasing.

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  9. काजल की कोठरी कालिख लगी दीवार,
    कशमकश में हैं हम कैसे समझे
    कौन है बेदाग!
    हम न कांग्रेस के हैं ना बीजेपी का। हम हिंदुस्तानी हैं हिंदुस्तान के बारे में सोचते हैं और सबको समझ जाति धर्म से ऊपर उठ एक को पसन्द करते हैं जो देश की सोचे।

    कुछ दल के लिए जाति धर्म की बात करना
    मजबूरी है
    और कुछ के लिए
    जरूरत।

    जैसी राह पूर्व से बनी है बदलना आसान नहीं,
    जाति धर्म को छोड़ केवल जनता की बात कर
    सिंघासन तक जाना हमारे यहाँ नामुमकिन।

    कोई दल ऐसा नहीं जिसमे दागदार लोग नहीं
    मगर एक भी देश को समर्पित है और उस दल का महानायक है फिर हम उसी के साथ है।

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    1. वाह मधुसूदन भाई, बहुत उत्तम बात आपनेबहुत सरल शब्दों में प्रस्तुत किया. यदि जाती, पंथ और धर्म से लोग ऊपर उठ जाएँ और प्रदर्शन एवं क्षमता को ही पैमाना बनायें तो मुझे लगता है फिर जनता के सामने विकल्प बहुत ज़्यादा शेष नहीं रह जाता

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      1. बिल्कुल सही। मगर लोकतंत्र का शायद ये भी एक अभिशाप है जहाँ टुकड़ों में रहना होगा।

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        1. पता नहीं मधुसूदन जी मैं इसे लोकतंत्र का अभिशाप समझूँ या हिंदू समाज का विभक्त होना

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          1. ये भी समझ सकते हैं।हमारा भेदभाव हमारे देश के लिए विष बन गया है और राजनेता इसे खत्म करने के बजाय बढ़ाने में लगे हैं चाहे क्यों न वतन बिखर जाए।

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            1. वे तो नहीं सुधरेंगे, समाज के अंदर ही परिवर्तन का सृजन करना होगा

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  10. Insightful post Abhay… To be both have ruled for their own interest.. I personally don’t want both of them to rule again… But in reality it will be Modi again I guess yes that’s sad…

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      1. Its bitter truth that there is no other person or party that can leave congress or BJP behind…
        It will eventually be Modi..
        But If I had a choice(imagination) I would choose a person who have ruled Andra pradesh( No specific name buddy)
        If you see the growth of both andra and telengana one from these states I would nominate..

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  11. Just found your post! I voted today… not gonna tell to whom! but I think Namo will win owing to lack of strong opposition. If not Namo, then who? it does not even feel like a competition between parties….

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    1. Thanks for going through it! I am not gonna ask it!
      But if give me the state name I can predict 😉😉
      No, though there is no strong opposition yet the structure and fragmentation of Indian society makes even weak opponents strong

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