New law for political alliances.

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  1. Yusuf

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    For the last two decades, we have seen the country throwing up factored mandate which led to the country having coalition governments. This has led to a lot of political uncertainties as well as policy paralysis with one or the other ally threatening to quit and stalling policy making.

    The anti defection law was made to prevent defections commonly known as horse trading. Can we have laws governing political alliances as coalition governments are here to stay?

    If there is any pre poll alliance, then no alliance partner can break away. To break away, all it's MPs, MLAs should resign and seek a fresh mandate.

    If there is no pre poll alliance and some party agrees to support a government then that party will not be entitled to any ministerial positions and will only support the government from outside.

    A lot f blackmailing can stop with something like this.
     
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    While you right to look at it from the backmailing pov that we see happening, you have to look at the other side as well. After the (anti)horse trading law, the president of the party is basically the master now. The MPs and MLAs can't vote with their conscience. The same thing will happen with coalition partners with the ruling party being the master.

    Lets the ruling party decides to bring in some draconian law, or censorship laws or some other law that any reasonable party or their MPs would oppose, they would be unable to do so. Ofcourse all this means, that the elected MPs and MLAs are actually people of conscience too.

    I think a better way to look at it is to devolve more power to the states. For example with the FDI rules, why should the centre decide how and when FDI is allowed. Let the state be given the power of notifying FDI. With the devolution of powers, put things like the subsidy burden on the states as well. Let them remove it or keep it if needed. The states tend to throw a single part in power mostly and would be better placed to take decisions on most of the socio-economic issues.

    The centre can focus on foreign policy, defence etc
     
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    Individual voting based on conscience is not allowed in the Indian political system . Separate the legislative from the executive to allow that.

    At the end of the day, we are looking for political reforms thy gives stability so that policy decisions in the interest of the nation can be taken without long delays.
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    I would suggest that first of all a 70 -75 % voting should be taken as a benchmark for accepting an electoral process successful for forming a Government which requires a 2/3rd majority. If the percentage is not met the voting process should be considered as null. Such an arrangement can be a wake up call both for the Citizens and the MLA/MPs.

    My Rs. 0.02
     
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    @Yusuf

    Until the "anti-horse trading" law came into being, MPs and MLAs could vote based on conscience. Except ofcourse where you have a party whip which could be used only in either the Finance bill or a vote of confidence type of situation.

    @Payeng
    A system like that would be constant elections with no governing body.
     
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    But that system also allowed horse trading. I don't know how many instances have there been of MPs, MLAs voting with their conscience.
     
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    Devolving more power to states is a good idea. Sharing the burden for sops has already been tried though. The proposed Right to Food Bill puts the burden on the states to finance the scheme, one reason why Mamata and Jaya have raised objections. In this case, center will take the credit for introducing the scheme and states will bear the burden.
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    ejazr, I know this would be to hard in practical but from the point of view of an academic debate,

    Their are provision if state government fails or if the government fails at center, President rule applies, during that powers are highly centralised, administration is expected to be more efficient in this centralised system but suppression of certain rights are certainly is an issue, anyways the people of the region cannot blame the state because they have decided their own faith, their should be certain limits for re election against unnecessary expense of constant election.On the other hand if the region is dominated by a single party whom the people might not agree as an elected representative may boycott such an election.

    The rules for forming a party in center should be based on 2/3rd of the available strength against the strength of the lower house. This rule maybe applied for state legislative assembly elections and MP elections.

    Note: this is just a hypothetical scenario.
     
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    Add to this my aversion to people in satyane wala age ruling the country. Upper slab in age should be introduced so that the country is in the hands of young and energetic leaders.
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    You mean a nation ruled by handsome leaders? :troll:
     
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    I mean young people, not necessarily handsome.
     
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    Well I actually meant a few people among the rest who are considered as better then the rest :dude:
     

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