A more effective government is on the wish list of the NRIs living in Singapore
7/9/2014 1:35:50 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
As summer catches up in the Indian sub-continent, so will election madness begin to peak. The largest democracy of the world goes to the polls this month and the voters of the country are definitely looking for a change.
After 10 years of governance by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by the Congress Party, there is a sense of disappointment prevailing all around. The country’s economic indicators look unimpressive (growth rate stands at 4.8 per cent, well below the 8 per cent mark while inflation too is at 4.68 per cent, according to latest estimates), the reform process has slowed down and the administration has been plagued with corruption allegations.
So will Elections 2014 be a game changer? Will the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take charge or will the UPA scrape through? Or will a Third Front comprising a motley group of parties that can be loose canons take over or will the newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) make a dent? Will Narendra Modi, who has been peddling his Gujarat success story across the country, become the Prime Minister or will Pappu (Rahul Gandhi) pass this time?
India Se decided to ask a cross-section of Non-resident Indians living in Singapore to give their views and choices for the forthcoming general elections. The opinions are as diverse as the people we spoke to.