opinion/lead/the-upcoming- crisis-in-indian-federalism/ article35311014.ece
- In the intro, define federalism.
- In the body, compare the two systems based on the various parameters such as power given to the Centre and states, separate Constitutions for the states, addressing the concerns of small states by providing equal or different representation in the upper house, the election of the President etc.
- In the suggestions, mention giving more power to states, changing the role and composition of the upper house, provision for getting the consent of all state while changing financial redistribution, consider breaking up the bigger states etc.
- Conclude by mentioning that the unity of India is the fundamental premise of federalism, but this unity does not depend on an excessive strong Centre.