The regular exposes of the UPA government’s varied incompetence and venality and the growing cacophony over corruption seem to suggest a crisis of government and the possibility of mid-term polls. This post examines the current political conditions and argues that despite all its acts of omission and commission, the UPA appears likely to finish its term in office.
Comments : 1 Comment »
Tags: 15th General Elections India, Bharatiya Janata Party, Capitalism, Congress, Corruption, India, Politics, Shushma Swaraj, United Progressive Alliance
Categories : India, Politics
[What was the left doing with the natural allies of the Congress and the BJP?]
Comments : 3 Comments »
Tags: 15th General Elections India, AIADMK, Bahujan Samaj Party, class character of Indian State, CPI(M), DMK, JD(U), Left politics, Samajwadi Party, Telugu Desam Party, Third Front
Categories : EPW, India, Politics
[Can the Left learn the proper lessons from its electoral rout?]
This is the draft I wrote, a finalised version of which was published as the editorial of the Economic and Political Weekly in the Vol XLIV No 21 issue dated May 29, 2009.
Comments : 9 Comments »
Tags: 15th General Elections India, CPI(M), Democracy, Left Front, Left politics, Nandigram, West Bengal
Categories : EPW, Marxism and Marxists, Politics