Whose political problem to solve – A need for reflection
Political Researcher, University of Delhi
Current political mess-up in Nagaland intrigues well to read the change of guard at power and uproar on the same without ease. To whose camp would the situation read true, or be it led to the job of Politicians on account being outside our description. Insightful comments and suggestions on the problem through this source and vice versa serve the heightened tussle a fit case to talk about; all yet critically relevant to present day crisis of the society. Politics is not bad to say and thereby would regard the development essential towards further liberated goals, ahead from today’s may-hem circuits. What kind of politics has our state evolved anyway, and to which society is this kind of politics responsible for? It supposedly runs every head spent on the local dailies connecting the toss and desires at this a deeper view from general mind scape of attributing factors towards power formation and it’s under current trajectories. This requires looking beyond the camps Rio, Shurhozelie, Zeliang and their comrades released their declared charts of Naga solution for the people as top priority, after all held by the Party doctrine. However, does their claim on this impasse pull an ardent need to appeal mandate at all and convince those concerned stake holders to give support. The problem appears less issue centric than pertinent to internal disparities in respect to their take on Naga solution rhetoric and fiscal health dilemma for instance. Political despair by Legislators in spate of accusations to individual leadership both past and present is critical at squaring ambitious turns to these demands although a fair attempt of politics would gain strength out of this pursuit, testifying at hand NPF account in toppling the congress government a decade ago. Indeed, the hype about democratic conquest over better conditions for the people obscures the imposition of what can be called a mentored program that applies for rightful participation in the power contest theory to influence support, and justifiably so in effort to issues favoring such interest to rule. This reality of contest may go into the chapters of history; however not necessarily mark the Candidates wasted enemies as does the Chief Minister remarks of his fling with these occurrences to be temporal. The price of democracy reigns on fair conduct of democratic institutions in respect to values and issues significant to the peoples’ interests.
The irony is the degree of warfare within a single Party which has recently been heard for its substantial mandate to the people and rendered commendable political brinkmanship. Given the unsolicited outcome of politics which is permissible within the constitution of India across the enormous scope of this twisted form of democracy, any dissident party in volition of concerted move against a particular development of the polity is not in term invalid. Even the Parliament of India is not confined to any prescribed rules of functioning the House – nevertheless organizes on constitutional standards of commanding majority through proper legislation and conduct both at the Centre and states. Before the need for a test of strength arise in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, which qualifies at the will of Legislators to prove confidence of the House against the Leader, the wisdom of the Governor is expected to be patient enough upon such allegiance in respect to prevent further complication within the ruling Party connecting the crisis. The vulnerability is imminent, tantamount to the controversial rulings of NPF Party decisions in disqualifying some of its members from the privileges of the House. Even if present leadership wins the floor, it may possibly invite similar attack and disrupt normal functioning of the government which is so dear at the expense of losing elected machinery to turmoil.
Reorganize NPF and avoid Central Rule: It is important for the Governor in this respect to give time for necessary resolution of the ruling Party, which could be possible also with involvement of pressure Groups and civil societies outside the state functionaries whose acclaimed burden on corruptible entities in the state are to be of sense here. And within such designated time period, should the reorganization of Party framework be allowed around the scope of party politics and contests democratically. President’s Rule at the power of the Governor is to be understood unhealthy and rigid towards ideal representation of democratic functioning and legislation of the state. Institutional disciplining at Centre’s command on account of fiscal position is considerably away from added urgency as well. The imposition is crucial to the constitutional provision recognizing the autonomy of the state not bound by usual political manifestations of the Centre in so far as the present state is confidently governed by an elected representative and that not threatened by constitutional breakdown under the purview of coalition partners and opposition Parties. In fact, Governor’s discretion to dismiss the House would harm the political atmosphere of the state with the Centre on which Parties alike have declared themselves towards facilitating possible Naga solution at the earliest. The Central leadership if amounts to act at the recommendation of the Cabinet may resort so in utter satisfaction of shrewd deadlock at internal disputes of the ruling Party.
Whichever option strikes the fate of Nagaland, it is reflective to the test of destiny corresponding complex interests in society. Intrinsic to this politics however, the blend of tribal distinction and practices in society should not be misinterpreted to put such representation in the state structure. On political aspiration, besides the need for larger participation and support it requires prudent leaders to take the task forward efficiently without inclining anymore to those historical mistakes which could have been involved in the political journey of evolving the state. The percolation of these unchecked politics into the system has apparently gathered the moss. On a land nearly traumatized by India’s brute state towards rightful struggle and respect, Nagas should worry amongst other things the antagonized division within us against mutual resolution and dialogue, whose unresolved problem would certainly hinder at large the scope towards solving sincere political solution and understanding for our people and state apparatus.