In the process, what we have seen is that the BJP has ended up cloning Congress social welfare economic model, veering left of centre. V.The mismanagement of the fuel economy is the latest measure of arrogance as the government brazens it out. Blinded by rage, the top deck leadership of both parties indulges in cheap name-calling. Knowing fully well that there were inherent contradictions in this patchwork quilt, it all fell apart very quickly. Excise hikes and VAT have resulted in almost Rs 450,000 crores accruing to the Centre and the states, courtesy a spike in crude prices, but with no respite forthcoming for the common man. Their thinking is predicated on the fact that those who can afford Rs 60 can afford Rs 70 and then Rs 80, and so on, even as household budgets turn into wastelands. For the finance minister was adamant that this reform should be pushed despite the whole world asking for a brief extension. So true, because you end up expending energy in trying to convince the electorate that the other is "injurious for health". Lying as they are in wait to ambuscade them, driven into the ground due to the BJP’s heft of majoritarianism over the last four years.
It has turned into an single-minded obsession on both sides as they attack each other relentlessly, displaying an aversion and hostility seldom seen in politics. Singh and the BJP. Singh won 143 seats, the once invincible but now completely isolated Congress 197, the BJP 85 and the Left 45 seats. Singh discredited PM Rajiv Gandhi, besieged as he was over Bofors, the IPKF action in Sri Lanka, a defamation bill to curb scurrilous writing and criminal imputation, Shah Bano and even the promise of Ram Rajya, breaks free of the Congress to set up the Jan Morcha. The scenario that exists in India currently reminds me of 1989, where the challenger Raja of Manda V.Are both the BJP and the Congress reading the tea leaves wrong for the battle of 2019? In their visceral hatred for one another, they continue to obsess about each other and perhaps this will allow both to be blindsided by the ragtag bobtail army of federal chieftains who are waiting to bushwhack them.P.For the first time since Mrs Indira Gandhi’s Emergency debacle, the index of Opposition unity manifested itself as the National Front under V. Three blocs emerged then too — a tattered and tired Congress under the shadow of Bofors, a fractious but seemingly united Opposition under V.P. Singh was seen as a messiah with his earthy metaphors and biting sarcasm raising the war cry of Bofors ka Dalal kaun? Rajiv Gandhi — came the response from the groundswell. Attempts at acute polarisation in West Bengal, use of investigative agencies in Bihar, Muslim bashing in Uttar Pradesh, shoot and scoot politics in Odisha to break Naveen Patnaik’s party, muscle-flexing against the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra cast iron wheels and Telengana, going back on funding commitments for N.
Accompanied by his comrades in arms Arun Nehru and Arif Mohammed Khan, the splinter targeted Rajiv Gandhi personally very much like what PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi are doing to one another right now.The ingrained loathing and personal animosity that the Congress first family shares for the Prime Minister, and vice versa, has been a running ØºÙŠØ± Ù…Ø¬Ø§Ø² Ù…ÙŠ Ø¨Ø§Ø´Ø¯a over these last four years. Venkatraman that he could not form the government. Of course, one cannot deny that PM Narendra Modi has widened and deepened administrative reform, but failed abysmally when it comes to structural reform. But he can’t do the same for an under and ill-prepared GST, which was rammed down the throat of India and has wreaked havoc on small businesses, traders and exporters. Norman Mailer would have summed up the situation like this: Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession, you keep coming back and back and back to the same question, and never get an answer. Imagine the BJP and Left combined to support the National Front even as Rajiv Gandhi told President R. Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh — there are myriad reasons for malcontent against the ruling dispensation in the federated state of India. He can take credit for the demonetisation, which was an unmitigated disaster in terms of causing massive demand destruction even as it served the short-term goal of crippling Mayawati’s cash economy just before the UP elections.P. While one rails about the dynasty, the other rants about the fascist agenda of the RSS and BJP, and neither speaks about development or about lifting the masses of people out of poverty with intent and initiatives