The 2014 Lok Sabha elections are under way. It is clear from the propaganda barrage that the biggest capitalist houses, those who own and control the monopoly media, have unleashed the most divisive and vitriolic communal propaganda and are blatantly using their massive money and muscle power in order that they can form a “stable” majority government. The question is: what kind of stability? Stability means different things for different sections. For the big business houses and monopolies, stability means a free hand to go ahead with the policies of privatization and liberalization causing havoc to the livelihoods of lakhs of people. It means providing more tax waivers, assured returns, and a “friendly” business environment so that the wealthy can become even wealthier. For the vast majority of working people, stability would mean stable and affordable prices of essential commodities, stable livelihood, stable interest rates, and so on. But what the parties of the Indian ruling class mean by stability is the former and not the latter.