The ruling parties in recent times at both centre and states have been indulging in blatant power games, much to the inconvenience of the main stakeholders, the public.
The BJP’s is aggressiveness to get rid of Congress in India, and especially in the North-East, where it has launched the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) would be deplorable, if all it wants to do is flouting norms using double-crossing MLAs, bringing in disorder, like it did in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Prasad.
Though, it has been some time since any of the political parties have agreed to any of their mistakes, the BJP government’s consistent ignorance of respecting the state governments run by opposition parties may lead to political games of highest order as the Uttarakhand High Court had rightly pointed out, few months back.
But, unfortunately this kind of games have already begun at both state level and centre. While the ruling party at the centre is trying to misuse the position of Governor, the state governments are trying the same with the Assembly speaker’s position, as evident in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sates. Ironically, the ruling TDP, which is playing a power game, luring opposition (YCP) MLAs in Andhra Pradesh, has its own MLAs packed up towards the ruling TRS in Telangana. Though, even in the cases of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, the Assembly speakers’ decisions favouring the ruling parties are questionable, they are not as deviant as the others afore mentioned.
The special case of Delhi can have its own big chapter for the power game of ruling BJP at the centre on AAP at the state. And this particular game may see no end for few more years, if not forever, despite both these parties and the Congress having ‘full statehood for Delhi’ in their manifesto.
Though the cases where centre is involved are more prone to disruption of the government activities in the state, in all cases the public, at large, are the causalities of these increasingly barefaced political power games.