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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