Transforming India Speech – Part 6

What India needs to do is something it hasn’t done in 30 years.   It needs to deliver a majority  to a single party. It needs to deliver 272 out of 543 seats to one of the national political parties.   This is because, right now,  what we have in India is  where parties of 10-20 members  of parliament, who hold policy making to a ransom.   And that cannot go on.

What this means,   is that 2014 has to become a wave election.   There has to be a national wave.    It cannot be what everyone talks about  today,  — a summation of state elections,   where every state really makes its own local decisions.

So you  got to have a situation where,  it almost becomes a presidential form of election —  where people are voting for leaders, and   ideologies and ideas, transcending across the country.

It’s not going to be easy.  You talk to political analysts today;   they will basically tell you  that it will be a coalition government once again.  One of the national parties will get 160-170 and it will have to cobble-together  another 100 seats from 5-7 political parties.   And that’s not going to work.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.