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What is the situation in this country? The Election Commission and the Judiciary, can they uphold democracy. If they in cahoots with the elected, you can’t rid of them but you can get rid of the elected. Democracy still wins. Consider.
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Swaminathan Aiyar has written a somewhat interesting piece in the Times of India today. Titled ‘Democracy depends on the unelected’, he raises some appealing issues on the status and working of the democratic process in India and the role of the unelected institutions. (See TOI, Sunday, Editorial 27th Jan, 08)

“The Constitution created other unelected bodies such as the Supreme Court and the Election Commission – which are the most respected in India precisely because they keep elected politicians in check.”

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