Every election brings with it many opportunities for political parties. Sadly, parties in India do not think about the nation while cashing in on these opportunities. The UPA is one such example of how various political parties have come together to form a coalition to fulfill their personal interest. The idea of a Third front, which has come at a time when neither the ruling coalition nor the opposition are in a strong position, seems promising, as it may offer people a good political alternative. But it is too early to draw any conclusions.
(This letter published in Hindustan Times on October 14, 2012)