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The ‘World Largest Republic’ In Crisis

Governance and democracy, which should be complimentary, have become antithetical to each other. There is an uncomfortable fact which we are unwilling to confront. And that is that our young republic is facing a systemic crisis. This crisis is not about an individual. It is not about any one party. It is not about one international economic slowdown. And, it is not a crisis which will be necessarily resolved by the next general elections, or the ones after that. 
    
The crisis that we are in is that two fundamental pillars of our republic, governance and democracy, which should be complimentary, have become antithetical to each other. This was not a situation envisaged by our Constitution makers. Their presumption was that democratic elections would throw up a party, or a combination of parties, which on the basis of a stable majority would govern…

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