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Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
1) Inward-looking coalition with partners constantly at war with each other has often stalled governance in many states with recent one being Karnataka. In the light of the above statement critically evaluate the working of Coalition politics in India.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights the recent controversy surrounding the coalition government in the state of Karnataka.
Key demand of the question:
One has to analyse in detail the working of coalition politics in India.
Critically evaluate – When asked to evaluate, 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
In short discuss the background of the recent happenings in Karnataka’s state government machinery.
Body of the answer should cover the following aspects –
What is a political party coalition?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of coalition government?
Trace the evolution of coalition politics in India.
Discuss in detail how coalition politics is an important tool in a democracy but yet with flaws that need to be worked upon.
Conclude that Maintaining a successful partnership often requires more than just ideological alignment.