India now can boast of a scientist as President and an Economist/Teacher as the Prime Minister. Both have a doctorate in their field. With such able hands its the wait and watch game again to see what will be the outcome of India in the coming years.
The election in India is the biggest event in any democracy. As we all know, India is the largest surviving democracy in the world, so having elections for this huge country was never a joke. The people have executed their one and only right and now it's in the hands of the administrators to know where the country should go.
With the coalition government and 25 different states to rule, its a double-edged sword inside the parliament room. Balancing these two differences and running the government will be a humongous task for the new Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. It's high time we start calling ourselves ""United States of India"" under his leadership and march ahead with the new millennium.
Dr. Singhs other great headache will be the left support with which he was sworn in as PM. They heavily opposed the economic reforms, which he brought to India. Thanks to him, there are dime a dozen corporations from all over the world flocking into India. His calculated risks made the rupee stronger than ever and from then on even the BJP rule never touched the reforms started by him. He, in other words, is the political hero of modern India.
The Hindu party, BJP, has lost miserably, proving that a lot of people are actually unhappy with the Saffron rule. However, the Saffron Mafia will be far less restrained than before, thus leading to a heightening of ethnic tensions in the country. To counterbalance this feeling of being too soft with Muslims, there may be a slow down of progress on sorting out issues with Pakistan and Bangladesh. This is liable to lead to a resurgence of underground activities in Kashmir and Assam. Say what what you will, the Saffron rule at least lasted five full years. The question is will the new government and the coalition last five years?
With the increasing pressure for internal disputes for separate states, the major support from AP Congress will heavily depend on the issue of a separate state of Telengana. If that happens, Vidarbha will surely follow, freeing it from the decades-old rape by the sugar lobby of Western and Central Maharashtra. The only positive point of these two states will be the reduction of Naxalism in central India.
The wait is over, the voter, the common man of India, has performed his basic duty as an Indian citizen. The fruits of his deed will be soon in picture. It will either be the one-year government or the achievement of five-year stability.