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Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
3) The freedom of prime minister to provide decisive and authoritative leadership is important for the formulation of crucial policies. Analyse the statement in context of coalition politics.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of Coalition politics and its formulation centered with question of freedom of prime minster in the context of formulation of policies and programs.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must evaluate the current system of coalition politics , its pros and cons on the policy and programming front with respect to the effect it has on freedom of the prime minister.
analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining that except for bare outlines of the institutions of the prime minister and his cabinet provided in the constitution, the major objectives of the political executive in India are still left to the conventions or rules of business.
In brief discuss –
- What you understand by coalition politics?
- How does it impede the functioning and freedom of prime minister in operationalizing policies and programmes.
- Discuss some incidences to substantiate your stand and discuss relevance of coalition politics in keeping checks and balances in a democratic system.
Conclude with way forward, need for balance between the 2 aspects as the key.