Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 2 October 2016

A Constitutional Coalition Government ?



Yesterday , my friend Gurudatta suggested renaming of the OPPOSITION in Lok Sabha to " FACILITATING " parties


Idea is to get these parties to change their mindset from simply " opposing " anything and everything that the GOVERNING ( Gurudatta thinks this a better way to describe RULING ), party proposes / suggests


Apparently , he wants the FACILITATING parties to look for " Areas of Agreement " on various issues rather than harp on " Areas of Disagreements "


And then tell the GOVERNING party :


" Let us , for the moment , leave aside issues where we do NOT agree.  Let us move ahead and implement where we do agree "


I would like to suggest how such a  ATTITUDE CHANGE  can be brought about


Here is how :

Make ALL parties , PARTNERS in GOVERNING


By a Constitutional Amendment whereby MOST ( if not ALL ) political parties get Ministerial positions in proportion to the percentage of seats won in the Lok Sabha


Of course , among many other things , this would require increasing the size of the Cabinet from current 15 % to ( say ) , 20 % of the Lok Sabha strength


That means , we can have  108  Ministers in Lok Sabha of  543  members


Should we decide to keep this at a round figure of 100 Ministers , then party-wise distribution ( of Ministers ) would be , approximately as follows :


#     BJP............. 52

#     INC.............  9

#     AIADMK......   7

#     AITC..........   6

#     BJD..........    4

#     SS.............  3

#     TDP..........   3

#     TRS..........   2

#     Rest.........  14 (  They would require some Rotation Principle )

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Total................ 100

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I strongly feel that this arrangement would give ALL parties a " Sense of Enlarged Participation " , making them feel far more responsible and constructive


We have all heard : Yathaa Raja , Tathaa Praja ( Citizens follow the examples set by the Ruler )


It is time we set an example to 1.3 Billion Indians , by implementing " Subka Saath , Subka Vikas " , in Lok Sabha which we call our " Temple of Democracy "


There is need for some truly " Out of Box " thinking and show the World , a 21st Century way of governing !


On this birthday of Mahatma Gandhi , let us unite once again , as we did in 1942 ( Quit India )

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02  Oct  2016 ( Gandhi Jayanti )


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1 comment:

  1. This would be a path-breaking pioneer initiative by 'Temple of Democracy' - needs a paradigm shift by all politicians.

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