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By highlighting the encounters in center-state relations, discuss the need for federal alliance for better governance in India.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. By highlighting the encounters in center-state relations, discuss the need for federal alliance for better governance in India. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The author in the article explains that there needs to be a federal coalition to preserve the idea of a plural India, in terms of culture and politics.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the need for federal alliance for better governance in India.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

One can start with recent encounters between centre and state.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss the issue between centre and States which is often seen as a challenge to development. Explain the past to present experiences; while coalition governments in the past enabled the rise and the visibility of regional businesses in post-reform India, the current dispensation is working towards centralizing economic power in conjunction with political centralization. It is becoming clear that aligning politically with the BJP is critical to do business.

Discuss the challenges – uses of executive and legislative aggression, Central institutions are increasingly weakening the policy levers of State institutions etc.

Highlight thus the need of State coalition.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need for federal alliance for better governance in India.