Reality Check India

Womens Quota will kill independents and small parties

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on March 7, 2010

Institutes such as PRS Legislative started off on a promising note.  However, it seems they have been assimilated into the fake socialist state despite being funded by Ford Foundation USA, Google Foundation  USA amongst others. Their analysis of the Womens Quota bill ignores the man behind the curtain on many points.

Here is a major concern :

The impact of this bill on CHALLENGERS, INDEPENDENTS, and SMALL PARTIES.

This will almost sound a death knell for them.

Challengers

Let us say by sheer miracle we are able to build a group to critical mass. Lets say this has a realistic shot at winning a particular constituency say South Bangalore. Obviously small parties first build influence in one or two seats. With this quota in place, the seats could simply be reserved for women. This would force the challengers out of the democratic process because the infant party usually cant accommodate this type of quota. Nor can they contest from other seats where no one has heard of them. Even if the challenger party was founded by a woman it would have no advantage because it is unlikely that ‘being founded by a woman’ is the primary appeal of the challenger. They still have to fight the ministers daughter.

Independents

A lot of independents contest and win based on personal charisma and some because of careful nurturing of seat. Reserving their seats will squeeze them out as it is much harder to fight behind scenes as an independent against big money backed women proxies. So you can throw your Capt Gopinaths, Traffic Ramasamy, Anil Salgaocar, Mr Rodriguez  out the window.  On the flip side, this may not help Meera Sanyal and Co, because they will be up against moneyed women of big parties.  Being a woman fighting against men was not the reason Meera Sanyal lost.

Small Parties

Let me take an example. Say TMMK (Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam).  They have significant presence in a few areas.  If a number of seats in those areas (lets say 2 seats around Vellore) are reserved for women. They would have to find women muslim candidates to fight against the moneyed women of big parties.  Even worse. It would become even tougher next time to recover any lost seat because the incumbent woman can contest again as an open candidate.  But incumbent men would have to vacate or find women relatives.  I just took TMMK as an example.

That the people of the country cheer this monstrosity is a damning indictment of our education.

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  1. vikram said, on March 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I get your point – but how do we oppose this game that they are playing?

  2. froginthewell said, on March 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Does it really hurt much if independents and small parties are killed? It seems to me that big parties like BJP and Congress are way more responsible than smaller ones like Shivasena, RJD, SP etc.

  3. Charakan said, on March 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I do not understand. Are smaller parties Male only Parties?.Will they not get a woman to contest? Abt Independents male independents will have less seats while women independents will have more seats to contest .

    • realitycheck said, on March 11, 2010 at 3:06 am

      Many if not most small parties are started and run on the personal charisma of a single man.

      Here are concrete examples:

      Lok Satta : Runs on Dr JP Narayans steam. It created history of sorts by winning a seat in Hyderabad against Congress. They contested over 100 seats but could win only one – because as a small party their visibility is limited.

      DMDK : Runs on charisma of an actor Vijaykanth. Contested all seats, but could win only one based on his own personal charisma. (Seat carefully selected)

      Lok Paritran : Strong contests in Mylapore and Anna Nagar assembly constituencies in TN. I believe they got their deposit back in these areas, which is not an mean achievement. These areas have a large number of urban free agents (out of state, unreserved, poor people who can be persuaded to vote on big issues).

      Are you saying these parties have to just give up their rights to put up their best candidate ?

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