Coalition politics is both necessary and inevitable in India at the current juncture not only because of this diversity, but because of the very obvious failures and apparent of the two major parties. These parties have essentially chosen to follow neoliberal economic policies that have dramatically increased economic inequalities, caused widespread agrarian distress, and made material lives more fragile and insecure for most workers.The emergence of a viable third alternative in Indian politics is therefore a matter of historical inevitability. Economist and professor Jayati Ghosh writes exclusively for Pragoti on the need for the "third alternative".
While the media as well as the two main parties in the country are trying to rubbish the entire idea of an alternative government, the fact of the matter is that the country today badly needs the formation of such a government.
Tikendar Panwar of Pragoti Editorial Team writes about the necessity of a third alternative in the Mandi parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh.
A call for wider debate on the perils and prospects of Third Front.
"Prakash Karat, General Secretary of CPI (M) interviewed by Anjan Bera, Editorial Board Member, Marxbadi Poth, theoretical journal of CPI (M) West Bengal State Committee"
"We will support a government but it cannot be a Congress-led government. It can still be a secular government, a non-BJP government. "--Prakash Karat in an interview to Karan Thapar in CNN-IBN