As to the poll attendances, if we go through the records, we can find that all members of all parties attend the same at the crucial time and the voting pattern keeps in time with the strength of the respective fronts. Wherever the voting are not of a crucial nature, the members d not bother to attend the polls. The absence will not be from opposition only, even ruling front members may be absent.
Earlier there used to be ideologies and principles and the parties or fronts used to be on those basis. But in recent times there is a conspicuous absence of any such ideologies and principles. Now the only ideology and principle of every party or front is to cling to power if in power or dislodge the ruling establishment, if not in power. Only the old labels of the parties are not removed or changed.
Ramanathan A R