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Premji sees emergence of two-party system in India

Premji sees emergence of two-party system in India
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First Published: Fri, Jun 12 2009. 03 08 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 12 2009. 03 08 PM IST
Bangalore: Information technology czar Azim Premji on Friday foresaw the emergence of a two-party system in the country, saying that the recent Lok Sabha polls verdict was an indication to that effect.
Addressing the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-organised 5th India Innovation Summit 2009 here, he said that the results of the recent Parliamentary elections suggested that Indian voter wants a two-party system.
Premji did not name any political party but was apparently referring to the outcome in which Congress alone bagged 206 seats and some regional parties were marginalised.
He said that if the UPA government indeed delivers on its 100 day commitment, results of the next Lok Sabha elections five years later would be completely different and there would be a two-party system in place.
Earlier, Premji also said: “I think we have learnt the technology of managing alliances coalition governments.”
He said that coalition governments in India have been reasonably successful. Though one can criticise coalition governments of ;inconsistencies’ because of coalition compulsions, they indeed have delivered but may not be up to the expectations.
Premji said that Indian economy is getting as open as any global economy, and now the government which has a ‘little more’ freedom, is expected to push liberalisation more aggressively than it has done in the past, leading to more competition being generated.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 12 2009. 03 08 PM IST