Mahagathbandhan or gathbandhan is an anti-Congress and Anti-BJP alliance that was formed by other parties to win the elections with majority. In loksabha elections 2019, even the highly competitive and the aggressive election campaigns had not been able to make the allies to win with considerable votes. The poll results have shown that alliance has not been able to make a dent as it had just won 19 seats in the Lok sabha elections 2019.
Presidents of Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) joined hands to form coalition to stand big against BJP that had gained a lot of popularity after the general elections in 2014. Not only the party presidents came in each other’s support but they have also campaigned for each other. BSP chief, Mayawati, had even said to people in a rally in Mainpuri that they should atleast give a chance to SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to make a comeback and work for them.
Mahagathbandhan has enabled BSP to win atleast 10 seats as in the previous election it was not able to open it’s account in the electoral battlefield. Hence, in this way it can be truly said that gathbandhan has worked for the parties.
Goal of gathbandhan is protecting democracy
The central goal of gathbandhan is defence of democracy rather than who wants to be the next prime minister of the country. According to the allies, Sangh Parivar’s ideology has led Indian democracy and core liberty under assault. This led to the growth of violence and social schism which hampers the growth of the country in various aspects.
On the basis of India’s political history, no government between 1989 and 2014 has been a single-party majority. Coalition governments too provides good policies, governance and reforms which contributes in the prosperity of India. Earlier Narasimha Rao government, a minority government had made several reforms although it failed but that was not because it was minority but because of the state government at that time which colluded with the demolisher’s of Babri masjid. There are many more incidents from the Indian political history that shows that government of coalition had worked.