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The near-uniform anti-incumbent voting by the Indian public in many recent elections is the clear proof that the Indian public is simply tired of NON-PERFORMANCE of the Indian democratic system that has FAILED on SECURITY and ECONOMIC fronts.It is simply down right idiotic to continue with Indian democratic system in its current form.
"Unregulated democracy undermines liberty and the rule of law". India is turning out to be a dysfunctional and a disintegrating democracy that couldnt provide rule of law or create conditions for its people to prosper.
HAS THE INDIAN DEMOCRACY FAILED?

Asked by prabhat kumar kumar, 07 Jun '08 07:51 pm
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Yup the democratic system in India is not living up to its expectation. We need a recall legislation. Only then will accountability exist in the system of failures.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 07 Jun '08 08:44 pm

 
  
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PeeKay has said all that I wanted to say. Cardboard politicians are incharge of the helm these days.. That is why a great political system, that has been handed down to us since the times of Plato and modified by statesmen like Lincoln who defined it as 'for the people, of the people and by the people , has been totally maligned by our representatives in Parliament.
Answered by joyoti sen, 07 Jun '08 09:28 pm

 
  
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True, the successive governments have failed to deliver. Rather than solving the problems, the political parties have been increasing the problems of the people. A presesidential form of government looks like a better option.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 10 Jun '08 09:11 am

 
  
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Inda after being held in captivity for several centuries had attained independence rather prematurely. We were slave because we had been incapable of ruling overselves. We needed someone else to rule and guide us. The country was groomed towards this goals by Moghal invaders and they by British. But we broke away the chain of slavery rather too early and became a slaves in the hands of few people with vested interest who have not only sold the country in the hands of people who no longer are guiding us towards independency but are actually exploiting us. No we aren't yet prepared for democracy. But we cannot opt of slavery again at this stage. The masses will have to rise and educate themselves, learn how to elect the right leader who will be able to guide India towards real democracy.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 08 Jun '08 09:45 am

 
  
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Rather strong question and instead of asking the viewer for an unbiased opinion, the questioner is trying to take a biased view and is asking the reader to agree with him.

The alternative to democracy is dictatorship and that is not an option at all. If the incumbent is not good, the voters throw them out. And thus democracy lives.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 10 Jun '08 04:28 pm

 
  
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..we, the indians, never deserve for democracy,its unfortunate destiny of we all Mr. Prabhat.
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 09 Jun '08 01:32 am

 
  
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Dear Prabhatji, Hi Gud Morn. I do not have faith in our democractic govt because right from the minister to chaprasi there is corruption all over. I presume we were better off during "British Raaj" as those days the roads were washed everyday and the things were so cheap, my parents and grand parents use to tell me. Our judiciary system takes a longer time to give justice and people are so worn out of our judiciary system that they get frustrated. There is everywhere injustice, inflation and things getting costly that I feel our "British Raaj" was much better. Al d best. tke care regards Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 08 Jun '08 10:15 am

 
  
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Nonsense.

Indian democracy has not failed.

It would function even better if there were less interference from the Federal govt. in Delhi whose primary duty should to provide secure borders, internal security and a functioning legal system - all of these functions are failing.

Answered by Shahryar Pax, 08 Jun '08 07:21 am

 
  
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Well said, Actually we have no more options. We have to select the least devil. so People are not interested to go for voting.
Democracy is slowly dying nw a days,
Then after elections, who are all winning is forming an alliance and started cheating us.
sad .
Answered by hitler, 07 Jun '08 08:04 pm

 
  
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People have now confirmed that all the political parties are currept and inefficient.So they have no alternative than to change existing ruling party and atleast hope for better one.
Answered by jayant Desai, 07 Jun '08 08:01 pm

 
  
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