Does Nuclear Deal will cause early Elections? (Analysis)

With each passing day it is becoming clearer that Lok Sabha elections are very near and soon we can hear announcement in this regard. Already, differences between Left parties and ruling Congress have become very prominent and there are very less hopes now present that this government will stay for long. Congress also cannot expect support from other parties because few days back BSP has withdrawn support from UPA alliance.


Therefore in the worst case scenario only solution available with government is to go for early elections. If anything likes this happen then Nuclear deal can be blamed for it because in recent times sharp differences have emerged between Congress and Left parties over the Nuclear deal. Left parties are against this deal at any cost while Congress supports this deal by terming it in favour of common man. Nuclear deal is one such issue which looks forced on people because just one year back people hardly have any information about this deal.


In a survey done last year on nuclear deal 70% of people surveyed reported that they do not having any knowledge or information about this deal. However, left and Congress fight on this issues has made it a big issue for nation. Though, India needs electricity at any cost because most parts of India are suffering from huge shortage of electricity. Nuclear deal can help us in generating some extra electricity. At present, Nuclear energy amounts for only 3% of total electricity generated in India.


With the help of Nuclear deal we can expect 3% to 6% increase in this capacity in five to ten year period, which will still not solve complete electricity problem of India because India has 15% shortage of electricity in peak hours. Therefore, despite nuclear deal we need extra 8-12% electricity. Government can also exploit other sources like solar energy, wind energy, sea energy etc at larger scale. At present there is no restriction on these free sources of energy available with us. America is pushing India for this deal because Gorge Bush wants to get credit for this deal because this deal will provide benefit of billions of dollars to US companies which sell nuclear plant products.


Moreover, India can wait further and ask for more waivers in terms and conditions. Earlier elections will definitely cost lot of extra money which can be otherwise used for making wind or solar electricity plants. However, political parties are only trying to exploit opportunities for satisfying their power hunger. Though, we need nuclear deal, however, there is no hurry required to do it now at the cost of early election.




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