So why did didi Hilary visit a wayward UPA ally? The article explores the possibility that we may be entering an era where central government will be toothless as the keys will be held with the state goverments and therefore getting India on-board for international agendas such as sanctions against Iran will require pressure and support from state chief miniters to allow the central government to function at the parliamentry level.
We are in for some interesting horse trading… but could this lead to a brighter future for India? It is a fact that no single party can govern India today, but is also a fact that there isn’t a national party that has the technical ability to do so, even if they obtained a ruling majority. All parties are made up primarily of corrupt self-serving politicians. There are actually very few technocrats with the capacity to govern this nation. the upshot of a fragented political landscape is that a central goverment will have to be composed of a union of parties. If only a strong leader emerges that can pick the best elements of each party to get India on the right track to reforms. Time will tell.