Aug 8, 2010

Politics as Usual

I think given the Indian polity, the strong central government and weak opposition was too good to ask for. Right now, we have a weak central government and a weak opposition. There are two dangers here.

  • The opposition becomes so weak that it becomes rational for them to be bought out rather than wait for actual power
  • The Government becomes so weak as to try something really populist but bad (eg quota in private sector)
These thoughts are courtesy this article by Swapan Dasgupts