If BJP does indeed win this time, the victory will be short lived if they dont change the electoral system. They need to get rid off this first past the post system, introduce run off elections at a seat level, complete elections in at best 2 days to remove voter fatigue and conduct run off's in seats where winner has less than 50% margin within a week.
All this has already been recommended to the NDA government between 1998-2004 (National Commission to review the working of the Constitution) report that was commissioned by AB Vajpayee and submitted by Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah to Arun Jaitley (the then law minister).http://lawmin.nic.in/ncrwc/ncrwcreport.htm
(Chapter 4: ELECTORAL PROCESSES AND POLITICAL PARTIES)
Under the section 4.16 (Question of Representational Legitimacy)
4.16.4 It has been suggested from several quarters that this principle of representativeness will be fulfilled if the elected representatives win on the basis of 50% plus one vote. If, in the first round, no body gets over 50% of the votes polled, then according to this view, there should be a run-off contest held the very next day or soon thereafter between the top two candidates so that one of them will necessarily win on the basis of 50% plus one votes polled. Several representations from various organizations favoured this option to achieve the objective of better representative democracy. The Chief Election Commissioner is reported to have confirmed that the task of run-off elections can be managed. Actually, the run-off vote is analogous to a re-poll. There is no revision of electoral rolls, no fresh nominations, no fresh campaigning or the like. The Commission is of the view that there are substantial advantages of following the policy of 50% plus one vote. On the one hand, it resolves the problem of inadequate representation. On the other, it also makes it in the self-interest of various political parties themselves to widen their appeal to a wider electorate. It can help push political rhetoric in a direction of mobilizing language might take on comparative ‘universal’ tone as opposed to ‘sectoral’ tones of the present day. With the need to be more broad-based in their appeal, issues that have to do with good governance rather than with cleavages and narrow identities might start to surface in the country.
Due to some internal sabotage the committee watered down their recommendation and said they support the issue, but further discussion is recommended. In 2001, in a consultation paper (http://lawmin.nic.in/ncrwc/finalreport/v2b1-9.htm
) they actually strongly rooted for it.
If Namo and his team can get this one law passed, they will change India forever. We need to push this government to the extreme to ensure that this law gets passed. It will eliminate regional parties and manchurians controlled by foreign govts for ever. It will also end minority appeasement and bring governance issues to the focus.