There has been no central government with a full majority in Parliament for a long time. India today is in vital need of a party that ensures good governance and tackles crucial issues (“Sops hit Finance Ministry roadblock” & “BJP all set to launch ‘Mission 272-plus’.” Dec 25). In all likelihood, the BJP is set to run the country from next year. The turn of events — the recent Assembly election results, a resurgent BJP and the Congress on the backfoot — indicates such a scenario. The growing popularity of the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, is another strong point.
Unfortunately, 272-plus is the magic number that needs to be reached. Citizens want the 2014 election to be distinct from what has happened in the past. They must exercise caution and strengthen grama and jan sabhas in their villages and wards in order to demand the agenda of each party.
C. John Rose,