Coalition Politics

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International Research Journal , September 2010 ISSN- 0975-3486 RNI: RAJBIL 2009/30097 VOL I * ISSUE 12 Research Paper COALITION POLITICS IN INDIA: PROSPECTS & PROBLEMS September, 2010 * Dr. A.K.Pandey several parties to come together to form a viable government, generally under the premiership of the leader of the largest party involved. In other states, such as the UK, USA and Japan, there are fewer significant political parties and coalitions are rare, as after an election a winning party is able to form an effective government without any help from others. This debate is closely related to issues of voting reform, as countries with some form of proportional representation tend to have more political parties in parliament…show more content…
While stressing that nomination of Prime Ministerial candidate decides the future of the coalition governments. The nomination of Morarji Desai as prime minister during Janata Party regime of 1977 had caused a feeling of unhappiness among Babu Jagjivanram and Choudhary Charan Singh. The merits of coalition Governments in India are following: 1. We need to understand that the concept of coalition government originated in India because of regional disparity and the failure of national parties to meet the aspirations and needs of all the states. The coalition government addresses the regional disparity more than the single party rule. I agree that it may not perform at its full throttle but it is always good for inclusive growth of all the regions, of all the people of a country than the high growth of only selected people and region. 2. Coalition government is more democratic, and hence fairer, because it represents a much broader spectrum of public opinion than government by one party alone. In almost all coalitions, a majority of citizens voted for the parties which form the government and so their views and interests are represented in political decision-making.
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