I have always maintained that the coalition governments are a bane for India. While I advocate a complete change in the system through constitutional amendments to transition to a US style system, but then it's not happening anytime soon if at all. So the two major parties have to grow some guts and start to work at the grassroots at an all India level and fight on all Lok Sabha seats. No prepoll alliance, no seat sharing. Try to attain majority on their own. IF they fall short, then look for those who are willing to support but not blackmail. There is total policy paralysis in governance. I don't see that changing if the govt changes from UPA to NDA as they too will be dogged by pesky allies trying to extract their pound of flesh. It's time the National Parties behaved like one and contest on all seats.