With a foreword by T.S. Krishna Murthy;
868p., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Diminishing Return of Rhetoric and Slogans. Vol.2: Mandate for Stability and Good Governance.
Election 2009 is the nearest, India has come to a positive mandate since Atal Behari Vajpayee won the day in 1999. With an estimated 9% swing in its favor, the Congress will be justified in treating the verdict as its victory. Spared the torture of having to constantly accornmodate sectional demands from others, the new government has no choice but to perform. The thrust of the book is on achieving good governance for which a strong and stable Central government is a must. Election 2009 has provided a stable government and now the citizen will look forward to improving his lot, through good governance. The elections have proved that Indian voter has matured and considered himself/herself responsible to provide a clear mandate so that world's largest democracy could thrive. This verdict is also against small parties and argues well for a two party system on the U.S. pattern. Fragrnentation of Indian society in the name of class, caste, religion, rural, gender must end.