Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Role of the Chief Opposition Party

The role of chief opposition party is very important in the ruling of the government. Many times, the chief opposition party is as important as the ruling party.

BJP is the only party that has done good service to the country by being Chief Opposition Party. Other than BJP and Lok Satta, I don't see any other party which has worked for the public to the extent they can, by sitting in the opposition. Most of the parties have a single goal of opposing the government for everything (Unless the government tries to increase the reservations or introduce new reservations). [Of course, With FDI, BJP seems to become like any other Opposition Party.]

When P.V.Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister, then floor leader of the Chief Opposition Party (BJP), L.K.Advani, publicly praised him as the best Prime Minister after Lal Bahadur Sastry. Other than L.K.Advani, I am not aware of any other floor leader of the Chief Opposition Party praising the leader of the ruling party. BJP has given full support to all the economic reforms that P.V.Narasimha Rao brought.

When Manmohan Singh tried to get Nuclear deal, BJP has given full support. Only to the general public, it has shown off as if it is opposing. For more details, read Double Standards of Political Parties - Understanding What Politicians Actually Meant

When Chandrababu Naidu was Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, he tried to introduce private operators in Bus service. But, Congress opposed it, and he could not do it. When Congress tried to the same, TDP stopped it, and finally nobody did it.

Everyone praises Manmohan Singh for his strong will to get the nuclear deal. But, he was the one who strongly opposed Vajpayee, when NDA government had done Nuclear Tests. After Manmohan Singh became PM, Pranab Mukherjee criticized BJP for taking the credit of Nuclear tests, eventhough, everything was done by Congress government. BJP or Vajpayee never tried to take credit which they have not done. After the death of P.V.Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee clearly said, P.V.Narasimha Rao gave him a chit which says, "Bomb is ready. Go and explode". Any sane person would clearly understand, who is giving credit to whom.

The floor leader of the Chief Opposition Party is officially given the Cabinet Minister status, and he can contribute to the public almost like a Cabinet Minister.

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