The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.
Noor Mohamed M, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
We all know that election poll is going to happen in four states and an union territory within next two months. First election is going to happen in West Bengal on April first two weeks. Then, it will happen in the row from Assam, Kerala and then, Tamil Nadu. Many central, notable and local politicians are busy their schedule to campaign in these and their states.
Central and state parties are looking to ally with local parties to create strategize to win this poll. They are many political campaigns and rallies are happening in these states. Some notorious politicians stimulated disharmony among communities in some local places to gain political advantages. Moreover,. In the communication and technology era, they are using those disharmonies in favor to them in national level through social media. Same time, this social media helps to spread good will and development idea from politician campaign.
West Bengal and Kerala are two states in our Nation had been ruled by Leftist party for long years. Mamta Banerjee headed government defeated Leftist in west Bengal and Oomen chandy headed Congress government defeated leftist in Kerala in last election of 2011. West Bengal is one of developed state after Bombay presidency during British India. It is one of the industrialized and employable state till mid of 1960. Later, it loses one by one and dropped significant development index in late 1980’s. it had poor human development index till 2011. It is in fifteenth place according HDI index on 2014-2015 and significantly increased 0.1 points from previous 2009-2010 data.
Kerala is one of top developed state in India. Its is example to other states in education and health. In consumption based HDI data of 2014-2015, it has 0.82 points and standing first place. Kerala people allow or vote only politicians to win in elections unlike in celebrities nominated and won elections in other states. It is one of the best to state to live. People are good and wont fuel any disharmony and maintain connection and strong fold in communities.
Another State is Tamil Nadu, it has been ruled by dravida parties since 1969. It allows any major parties from center or other state to ally but led by dravida parties. So, politicians who start party and willing named as dravida in it to reach people. In human development index report of 2014-2015, it is in eighth place and increased 0.15 points from previous 2009-2010 data.
Next two months, these states might be headed same politicians or may create new history to lead government. Whoever lead, they might understand people interest is first not only beginning of tenure and should be followed end of tenure. They should work on increase human development index in this modern era to bring education and health in this modern era.