We talk about some parallels between two world leaders (Trump and Mrs. Gandhi) from the oldest and the largest democracies who chose power over people and had a very unfortunate and sad ending.
The largest democracy, India, witnessed doomsday on June 25, 1975, when the democracy was crushed by India’s PM Indira Gandhi by declaring emergency, & 45 years later, the doomsday emerged for the oldest, but now badly bruised and damaged, democracy- the USA.
Often it so happened that Governments which wanted to make democracy relevant and thriving found themselves handicapped by the very edicts of the democracy and democracy too in turn many a times suffered at the hands of governments who were too meek to do the needful to make the Democracy relevant.
हमारे देश के अल्पसंख्यक कट्टर धार्मिक समूह ने धर्मनिरपेक्ष शब्द का अपने फायदे के लिए हमेशा गलत इस्तेमाल किया।वह चाहे शाहीन बाग हो या बाबरी मस्जिद। उनके इस कृत्य में हमारे देश के तथाकथित इतिहासकार और वामपंथी समूह ने बराबर साथ दिया।
To prevent political uncertainty and honour the FPTP principle, certain safeguards can be incorporated. These 180 additional members may participate in the debates in the House, but not vote on Bills.
Our democracy is partially blind and has no way to distinguish between nationalism and rent seeking behaviour and this is where the society must step in to fill the gaps. We need to list out those who use our nation’s democracy and Constitution to further their personal agendas and remove them from electoral process to begin with.