In politics today, a stable government that lasts its full term is what voters ideally want. But the fate of Jharkhand has been largely different in the past. Moves and counter political moves have led to the formation of seven governments in a span of nine years. Political views are clear on this count. Questions on coalition stability in Jharkhand politics are up for discussion in political articles.
Politics today is dominated by relevant issues that affect the youth and women. Political news cannot be spicy without speculation on the future of politics in Jharkhand. Will national parties hold sway or is there another era of coalition politics on the anvil? Latest political polls do not offer a clear trajectory. But the current political events indicate that an intense, high-pitched political bellicosity is in the offing.
Major political parties in Jharkhand have been ensconced in the hallowed portals of power after forging an alliance with the JMM. The first assembly elections in 2005 delivered a fractured mandate. Instability and corruption followed. Political brinkmanship returned. Rebellion gained traction. Ramblings of dissidence became strident. Ejections and installations with political support dominated the scene.
Political views emerging from media observers are far from neutral. The forthcoming general elections are eagerly awaited – to take the political fraternity through upheavals that redefine the contours of Jharkhand politics. But it is clear that economic growth in the state gets truncated if political stability goes missing. If any regional satrap puts up a good show in terms of the number of seats won in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it is expected to negotiate and fetch a good development package for the state. Besides, it will convince voters that the relevance of regional parties cannot be marginalised just yet. And in case a national party does well at the hustings, it is likely to ameliorate its image at the state level by clearing a clutch of development projects. A win-win situation for Jharkhand.