The election results are emphatic. There are no grey areas in the way in which the people of the largest democracy have expressed themselves. There were no ambiguities. India witnesses yet another change in regime: a change in which there will be no real and vocal opposition in Parliament. This is not a new
situation. Indians had bestowed their hope on a single party in an overwhelming manner even in the mid-80s when Rajiv Gandhi came to power. It was N.T. Rama Rao’s Telugu Desam which occupied the position of the second largest party in the Lok Sabha with 30 seats. There was no official Leader of the Opposition.