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adesh saxena

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Indian Medical Association


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Indian democracy: success or failure? Failure in concept or in application? Alternatives?

poor people in my country have no voice, no rights........our democratic country is run by few powerful and corrupt elected politicians......a worst joke is being played here in the name of democracy.
It is not the failure of democracy as a philosophy but its application.

In today's world there appears to be no better system than democracy . But we need a system which canot be exploited by a few .powerful and corrupt people. A system which has inbuilt strength and character which can withstand manipulation by few.


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    Jun 27 2013: Can we avoid powerful people being elected in a demacracy ?

    Through their wives they rule but its a good proposition to have more females.

    I may be wrong but i feel women tend to be less corrupt,and in their decision making the heart rules. Men are easily corruptible and here the brain rules.

    Lizanne what do you think?

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