Should India move to a Presidential Form of Govt. (like in the US)?


With elections due in 2014, world’s biggest democracy India will vote for a new govt. Congress is feeling the heat because of corruption, price rise. BJP is projecting Modi, who many see as a polarizing figure. Regional stalwarts Mulayam, Maya, Mamata, Amma, Nitish are also day dreaming to become PM. As things stand now, it is highly unlikely that any political party or formation will get majority. A fractured mandate will result in uncertainty at a time when the country needs decisive governance.

It’s apt time to debate whether India should abandon the Westminster (President + Prime Minister) form of government and shift to the Presidential system. When you compare two systems: one that provides clarity to the voters about who they are electing to be their leader and what their policies are, against the second where confusion reigns supreme, which one would you prefer? Not an easy answer.


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3 thoughts on “Should India move to a Presidential Form of Govt. (like in the US)?

  1. Everyday i visit here to see for new posts. But feels disappointed to see nothing new.
    Also i am not sure what is the point in repeatedly reblogging an article.


    1. Thanks Vivek for your concern and support. Busy schedule has ensured that on a weekly basis, I am not able to contribute more than 1/2 articles in a week. You should see 1 update today.
      Reblogging helps to attract new readers. There are a lot of people who have not read these posts hence it is for their benefit.
      Pages keep getting updated and are not visible as updates. Historical results from 1952 to 2009 elections are on the blog now. Statewise results for all states from 1952 to 2009 is the next target and I already have it done from AP to Gujarat.
      All India Projections is getting updated including effect of AAP.
      Have also started a reader forum. You too can contribute articles on topics you like. It will be published with due credit.
      Else please suggest topics to be covered. I will try to incorporate.


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