Comments on: Too early to write off India’s Congress-led coalition http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Harry http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-157 Wed, 28 May 2008 01:57:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-157 Some readers are repeating the same nonsense that congress has been propogating for all these years. Secularism is the worst infection India has got since Independence and is the reason it is still not Superpower. Indian Secularism in not genuine secularism like US, France or other western countries. It is faux secularism, like Indian faux journalists.

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By: Govind http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-155 Tue, 27 May 2008 11:56:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-155 The editor is absolutely right in saying that this win does not provide any clear indication of the future. National elections in India are an aggregate of all state elections and given that no one party can get a majority on its own, the right alliances make all the difference. I am surprised by some reader comments on the whole secularism thing. Why do people fail to understand all parties act in their own interest and not that they care about ‘minority welfare’. Congress ruled this country for more than 40 years; inspite of all the recent progress, we are still pretty much bottom in all human development indices.
All sorts of communal killings need to be condemned and so do the thousands of deaths due to lack of any social security provided by the government. What if some leader tries to flare communal tension – why can’t Hindus and Muslims ignore that and hold leaders accountable for governance. Why don’t we demand good roads, power, infrastructure, healthcare as much as we demand a temple or a mosque. Recent elections have shown no party can get away with just communal talk, people slowly want real development and any government – either BJP or Congress that will fail to do will be voted out of power. I just hope people use their heads and demand good governance and not get carried about by ‘secularism’.

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By: Neeraj Nanda http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-153 Tue, 27 May 2008 07:08:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-153 BJP in power in Karmataka is dangerous. One can never believe this party. They will govern less and try to implement ‘Hindutava’ ideology. Secularism and brotherhood of all communities will take a back seat and what will come to the fore is hatred towards minorities and progressive organisations and individuals. But it also needs to be mentioned that the BJP has won because of the opportunistic policies of Congress and JD-S. Will they prove they are any different from the BJP, remains to be seen?

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By: PATRIOT http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-151 Tue, 27 May 2008 05:24:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-151 If BJP in power, once can assure more terrible and communal riots in the country which lacks country’s development.

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By: Raj http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-150 Tue, 27 May 2008 05:02:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-150 Looking at the Congress led Gov one can not put all the blame on them for high gas prices and inflation. It seems like the common voters in India are ignorant of the global hike in gas prices due to demand and supply. In the US there has been a huge increase in gas prices over the last few years and they dont seem to stop. The India gov can not do any thing about it and if they do it will be worse as that means GOV is taking tax payers money from some where else and artificially (Subsidies) keeping the price low which in turn creates huge losses in the millions or even billions of dollars over the long run.
One thing is for sure ever since Congress led gov came back in power communal tensions have been low and if they seen to rise they are very quickly put down thanks to the quick reaction from the federal gov.

India can never become a developed nation if there is going to be communal riots and killings . BJP/nationalist party has never been known to support communal harmony and in its 5 years rules we saw a huge rise in communal killings in India. There strategy to rule India is by the use of divide and rule policy which the Brits used very successfully in India for over 100 years. .

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By: dealer http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-147 Tue, 27 May 2008 01:13:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-147 The lack of delivery of basic amenities and infrastructure is of more importance to voters than the social sector schemes instituted by the central government. At the state level, this is compounded by caste factors. But Karnataka’s voters have voted decisively in favor of development and stability.

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By: vittal n telkar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/comment-page-1/#comment-145 Mon, 26 May 2008 14:09:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/criticaleye/2008/05/26/too-early-to-write-off-indias-congress-led-coalition/#comment-145 We will give full support bjp led govt. to form and i it will take our Nation to developed,prosprous,Humble country. self defencing country,by this hoping you will remove unemploymet problem.economic stability, in country.by this hopy we always support BJP.
JaiBharat.
Jai Karnataka

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