Tag Archives: Lok-sabha Election

Political Parties: Everything You Need to Know

What is a Political Party: A political party is a group of like-minded people who work together to win elections and form the government. Political parties compete against each other for political power and for the ability to put their philosophies and policies into effect.

Manifesto Comparison, General Elections, 2014 (6 of 9): Women

Current Status: Anti-Rape laws were strengthened following the Delhi incident. Women safety remain an issue which is partly a reason for their lag in education, share in workforce etc. Women Reservation Bill could not be passed. This bill reserve seats for women in parliament. Stands of various parties on this issue: Congress: Will pass women’s […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (5 of 9): Internal Securities

Current Situation : Police to population ratio has not increased for last 20 years. 4821 civilians and 1850 security force personnel have been killed by Maoists in last 10 years. Judicial pendency has risen to 55% for special and local laws, and 85% for IPC cases. Stand of major political parties on Internal Securities : […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (3 of 9) : Education

GDP on education. Primary school enrollment is nearly 100% but 40% of children dropout before completing elementary school and tertiary enrollment (for graduate studies and beyond) is 18%. The quality of this education is poor, compromising future employability. Stands of various parties in their manifestos : Congress: New focus on secondary education to ensure universal […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (2 of 9) : Economy

Current situation : The Current Economic situation of country can be summarised as follow : Economic growth is at 10 year low of 4.5% in 2012-13. Manufacturing sector is growing at less than 1%. Rupee and Current account deficit (CAD) is now stable After Subsidies and Interest payments, The next government is expected to get […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (1 of 9): Governance

Current Situation: Many scams have been unearthed in last 5 years due to which awareness for good governance has increased. After sustained anti-corruption movements, Lokpal Bill was passed in parliament. However, many important bills to ensure good governance could not find their way through the parliament. There is also a growing demand for regulation of […]
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BJP Manifesto Highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Here are the highlights: The party reiterates its stand to explore all possibilities within framework of Constitution to facilitate construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Reiterating its stand on Article 370 and discussing with all stakeholders for abrogation of the […]
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Congress Manifesto Report

The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, promising a new right to health, policies to lift 800 million people into the middle class and GDP growth rate of more than eight per cent in the next three years. The manifesto, which the Congress claims was put together after more than […]
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Trinamool Congress Manifesto: Highlights

In a recently released manifesto, AITMC claimed that it will turn out to be the third largest party and hence is the best alternative to Congress and BJP to lead the government at centre. Party’s ideology is pro-poor and it has promised a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”. Secularism […]
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Manifesto: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Preface: CPI (M) published its manifesto recently. It is 1 of the 6 national parties and currently holds 16 seats in 15th lower house of parliament. Ideologically, it is a left party which means it does not believe in social hierarchy and consequently its manifesto is pro-poor. The manifesto has two parts. In first part, it […]
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