ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Congress-led coalition government at the Centre has tried to grapple with extremely complex domestic and foreign policy questions. The first task of the Congress-led coalition was to keep government-in-power by winning over the consent and approval of its multiple and diverse coalitional partners. Its second task was to handle difficult foreign policy issues with the United States of America especially with reference to Nuclear-Deal for peaceful energy purposes. The coalition government was involved in a great struggle to build domestic national consensus on India-United States relationship in general and on Nuclear Deal in particular. Third, the coalition government was engaged in continuous negotiations with state governments and regional parties for pushing all-India programmes without disturbing delicate centre-state relations in a federal system. This study is focused on the description of multiple issues faced by coalition government-in-power at the centre and many questions about the actual functioning of parties, institutions and actual role of leaders of coalition have been raised and answered.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C P Bhambhri, currently 'Distiguished Scholar' of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has been Professor and Dean of the School of Social Sciences. He also has been a Visiting Professor to McGill University, Canada and Dar-Es-Salaam University, Tanzania. He is a prolific writer who has published in international and national academic professional Journals and has also intervened through newspapers articles.