Moving Towards South Asian Confederation

A test for democracy in India

It is the strength of Indian democracy that even Mrs. Indira Gandhi could be defeated in parliamentary elections of India way back in 1977. This should be an eye-opener to anybody dreaming of unlimited tenure of power in the Indian capital. The results of the recently concluded elections to the Delhi Assembly as well as the contemporary upsurge of youthful protests throughout the country only serve to show that the proletariat cannot be taken for granted. After all it was the proletariat and neither the intelligentsia nor the aristocrats who were the prime movers of the French revolution and Irish uprising. Despite its shortcomings, parliamentary democracy still ensures a space for breathing till a fresh alternative political system is born.

Date of Update: 17-Feb-20