Comments on: Should the Prime Minister be a member of the Lok Sabha? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: S. S. Kere http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-7038 Thu, 21 May 2009 16:16:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-7038 In a democracy based on one person one vote anyone including Mayavati can rise to become prime minister of the country. However, the requirements are – demonstrate leadership and competence, and earn the trust of the people.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6844 Tue, 12 May 2009 20:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6844 @i think dr.singh is too afraid to contest the elections after he lost the south delhi seat in 1999. india needs brave leaders be it from any party, not scared people like dr.singh in the wake of serious geo-political threats faced by india. dr.singh either get elected from the lok sabha if you win the mandate or admit that the gandhi family is like the davis cup non-playing captain and you play just the role you are assigned to by them.- Posted by NickNick: Can you identify anyone who is “not scared” and a “brave leader”? he is not doing anything unconstitutional. Only thing that you can resent is the constitution itself, not Singh.

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By: anup http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6839 Tue, 12 May 2009 19:02:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6839 ‘..opposition leader L.K. Advani …“Singh will be more acceptable to the people of India if he decides to fight the elections and go to the Lok Sabha,”Did Advani have a valid point?’— Right now Advani should be more worried of whether the people decide to vote for him as the next PM, as for M.Singh he’s had his full term of glory… so raising any such point is in itself an invalid point.

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By: Nick http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6838 Tue, 12 May 2009 18:31:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6838 i think dr.singh is too afraid to contest the elections after he lost the south delhi seat in 1999. india needs brave leaders be it from any party, not scared people like dr.singh in the wake of serious geo-political threats faced by india. dr.singh either get elected from the lok sabha if you win the mandate or admit that the gandhi family is like the davis cup non-playing captain and you play just the role you are assigned to by them.

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By: Kumar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6833 Tue, 12 May 2009 15:15:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6833 A Prime Minister of a country not allowing people to express their support may sound a question of ethics, but practically even if he were to fight it out it would only be one constituency whereas being PM he is to lead the entire country therefore how much weight-age should be given to his electoral performance is debatable.In this aspect the American Federal system is more appropriate.And competence of a person to lead a nation can hardly be judged by his performance in his constituency which he may pamper during his rule which again calls about the question of ethics.It is best to hold the Constitution Supreme and abide by it.

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By: C.S.Radhakrishnan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6830 Tue, 12 May 2009 14:25:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6830 Those who want to challenge the provisions of the constitution that the Prime Minister shall be one who commands the majority of the Parliament shall first make it a point for referendum, the only point to be decided and then conduct the referendum, win the clear majority of the country’s electorate, -not just majority of votes polled and then bring the formal Amendment to the constitution,through the prescribed procedure. Merely making irresponsible statements to illiterate crowds and then showing off that as public support has no meaning. If the politicians of today are willing, let them conduct a referendum on the necessity of the Lok Sabha.India is a Union of States. Rajya Sabha is the only rational body to exist at the Apex, and should consist of the Cabinet Ministers of the States, and one additional representative each. The State Chief Ministers should be made Cabinet Minsters at the Centre, without specific portfolios,with one Minister of State on full time Duty assigned for each portfolio at the Centre. The National Cabinet, consisting of Chief Ministers of the States should meet once every fortnight on issues of major importance and the Ministers of State shall carry on with the day to day administration.This will make sure that the Government at the Centre truly represents the Coutry as a whole and not just the majority party.The changing party comoplexions of the States shall be reflected automatically in the Rajya Sabha. The Honourable members of the Lok Sabha have given us enough thoughtto last for a century to warrant the abolition of that august House. I had painstakingly logged the working hours of that House for each session for some years.,but have destroyed them because I could not be proud of the proceedings as a citizen.I have taken th opportunity of this debate to vent my frustration as a citizen of the country ,having seen all the elections from the fifties till now.How does being directly elected by ten lakhs voters confer a superior status on a L.S.Member compared to the R.S. Member elected by the State legislatures on proportional representation basis, where the degree of representation is far higher than that of a single parliamentary seat? If this absurd logic is accepted, The Indian President and Vice President who are elected by a similar process are to be treated as invalid representatives of the people!

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By: Suresh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6810 Mon, 11 May 2009 13:46:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6810 Rajya Sabha is useless waste of space and money. It must be dissolved.Political parties such as PMK (TN based party) are misusing it as a short cut to power.

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By: Anurag http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6802 Mon, 11 May 2009 07:03:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6802 Play the guess the PM game athttp://truecolorsofindia.blogspot.com/ 2009/05/race-for-next-indian-pm.html

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By: Srikanth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6801 Mon, 11 May 2009 05:48:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6801 Hi,I am of the opinion that any minister has to be elected by the people, be it prime minister or any other cabinet minister and if the government of the day has a requirement to work with some eminent persons they can be taken on board in an appropriate category.Look at what happened when Shivraj Patil, who lost the mandate, was brought in through the back door, because of loyalty to a family and not because of people.Regards,Srikanth

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By: AJ http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/05/07/should-the-prime-minister-be-a-member-of-the-lok-sabha/comment-page-1/#comment-6786 Sun, 10 May 2009 05:56:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1071#comment-6786 a perfect example of stupidity taking currency.people who follow narrow-minded,bigoted beliefs and belief systems are CRYING-OUT.the Truth is; the leader is elected within the party,so what’s the fuss?Amend the constitution…..before belly-aching, because the shrill voices of Hate is keeping us Away from any real progress.

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