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Political Parties in India and their Ideologies
Political Parties in India and their Ideologies

The only factor that explains the mushrooming growth of political parties in India is the difference in ideology. While some of them are pro-liberalisation, some are anti-capitalism. The ideological differences also exist in the social sphere with some political factions swearing by Hindu nationalism and the rest seem quite content with progressive westernisation. It is this multiplicity of ideologies and their practitioners that make Indian politics a difficult yet an interesting case study. Communist Parties in India The communist parties are known for their ‘anti-business’ ideology. Perennially a proponent of subsidies, minority appeasement and preservation of human […]Read more

Merits and Demerits of Alliances of Political Parties in India
Merits and Demerits of Alliances of Political Parties in India

India’s political journey is replete with the instances of political parties forming an alliance to run the country. Though they don’t always share a common ideology, it’s often the temptation of gaining power and meeting the political objectives that bring them together.   The trend of forming an alliance with other parties started during the 90s. What triggered this phenomenon is the gradual empowerment of the regional parties. Unlike in the past, the political discourse today is not restricted to Congress and BJP. While public support for these parties has ebbed, the regional parties have continued to […]Read more