Friday, March 9, 2012

विदेशी टिप्पणियाँ

हाल के चुनाव परिणामों पर कुछ विदेशी पत्र-पत्रिकाओ में टिप्पणियाँ प्रकाशित हुईं हैं, उनमें से कुछ ने ध्यान खींचा है। इन्हें पढ़कर देखें। कृपया लिंक पर जाकर हर टिप्पणी को विस्तार से पढ़ें

A welcome slap in the face
After India’s equivalent of mid-term elections, prospects dim for Congress and economic reform. But Indian democracy is in rude health
Voters, too, seem to like it. Turnout soared everywhere. In UP it rose from 46% in 2007 to around 60%. Elsewhere it reached 80%. An extra 24m people voted in the five states. That undercuts populist supporters of Anna Hazare, an anti-graft campaigner, who last year suggested that elected politicians are discredited in India. It is encouraging, too, that women are ever keener to take part: in all five states, female voters substantially outnumbered males.
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A welcome slap in the face : The Economist

The Politics of Pandering in India

Congress was supposed to be the party that transcends narrow caste, religious and parochial interests, but in his campaign Gandhi appealed to distinct communities of voters across the state. Clearly, not everyone was buying. As a Muslim politician from the eastern part of the state said to me last month, “If they think they’re fooling anyone, they’re fooling themselves.”

Congress was tone-deaf, perhaps not having realized the electorate has changed. “Our voter is no longer confused,” an editorial in the Indian Express noted. “Nor is she a prisoner of narrow-focus prejudices and loyalties.”

And so despite a reputation for lawlessness and parochialism, the Samajwadi Party, a 20-year—old socialist party founded by a former wrestler, won in every region across the state and now enjoys a broad mandate. In recent years, it advocated removing computers from government offices to increase employment. This time around, it promised a free wireless tablet to teenagers who do well in school — one of many expensive giveaways it will now have to make good on.
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Has Rahul learnt his lesson?

 in The Dawn
Someone gave Rahul Gandhi a piece of paper to tear up angrily at a public. Nehru and Indira Gandhi used to get away with such tantrums. In fact, their quirks were indulged by the masses. Times have changed. Rahul Gandhi kept mocking the Dalit party’s mascot, the elephant, as a symbol of corruption as if the Congress and the BJP were unblemished by corruption.
Rahul Gandhi didn’t address the real elephant in the room — his party’s palpable political bankruptcy. Is that too difficult a lesson to learn?
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  1. Why we all are eyeing congress only. BJP is no longer in good mindset of indian voters. Both the national parties lost their credability before indian public. Country need strong third alternative at centre now. Youngsters must come forward and compell these old buddhas / criminils / netas to retire and make way wide for youngesters to rule this country.
    we voters must vote with castless , religionless , daru-murga-moneyless mind. We viters are mainly responsible for this poor plight of this country.
    Netsa are very clever and so dominate us by cast , relegion , money , murga , daru etc. at the time of election.

  2. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Both national parties did not lost their creadiblity but i personally think that voters are cost their votes on cast & religion basis. No one thing for national issue.