Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Prime Minister is going to history

Only ten years from now, our children may ask us what a Prime Minister of India looked like. By that time, there would perhaps be no post of a Prime Minister at the helm of affairs. Though it may seem ludicrous now, but the highest legislative post of India would not remain as it stands now.

During the first three decades of post independence, there were so many leaders in our country who could have made themselves at the top,but for their humbleness, inarticulate posture and being less ambitious to pounce on the highest seat. They were of the opinion that the post of PM belongs to a select few, and that they consider a very dignified and a special leader could only occupy the coveted post. But soon after the demise of Indira Gandhi, a sudden change in the perception of occupying the seat became up for grabs. One of the main reasons behind this perception could be the promotion of lineage in democracy, spearheaded by the Nehru-Gandhi family. 1988 onwards, many state leaders have been manouvering to become the Prime Minister of India.

The announcement of general election for the 15th Lok Sabha has given enough radiation to the leaders to fulfil their ambition which normally comes once in a five year. The largest group in the present Lok Sabha, the UPA is crumbling due to the aspiration of its leaders. The biggest group consists of more parties, and therefore have more leaders, and would then suffer the most under the circumstances. The leaders of these smaller parties have begun to daydream of becoming the Prime Minister. The second largest group, the NDA too has received a jolt, when its close ally the BJD also had distanced itself from the group. Sensing the importance of bubbles created by forming a Third Front, the firebrand leader Mayawati threw a dinner party to other leaders in order to remind them that she would be their leader after the election. As of now, there are at least fifteen leaders who are eyeing on the post after the election.

If the Congress would not reach 130 and the BJP finishes with just touching 100, it would create a situation where we would see a bunch of regional heads moving to the centre, flexing their muscles and manouvres to become the Prime Minister of India. Besides the Congress and the BJP, there are at least six leaders from various parties who have expressed their willingness to lead the Nation. Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Deve Gowda, Lalu Prasad, Mulayam Singh and Jaylalitha would invariably hold claims, if they could manage a sizeable number of seats to their kitty. Equally, others who would not find any takers for themselves invariably create hurdles for the claimant.

India would then see a sober, hard working CEO in place of a PM, a la Manmohan Singh, who would be governed by a group of Central Committee with members like Mulayam Singh, Sharad Pawar, Deve Gowda, Jaylalitha, Lalu Prasad, Mayawati, Prakash Karat, A.B Bardhan, Farookh Abdullah and Paswan.

If that happens, then we would acknowledge Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the last democratic Prime Minister of India, and Manmohan Singh would be remembered as the First CEO of the Government of India.

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