Time to end the politics of “High Command”

The word “High Command” is so out of place and sticks out like a sore thumb in this day and age. It is the first thing that needs to be curtailed from its overarching control of Indian politics before India can embark on a path of genuine reform. Firstly, the term “High Command” has strange connotations almost of a higher, supernatural power which commands and controls our destinies. This is is ludicrous, to say the least, in a democratic country.

 

Secondly, the concept of a high command that simply issues orders that the other elected representatives are forced to follow goes against the basic premise that elected representatives are first and foremost accountable to the voters of their constituency. While it is true that people elect their representatives once every five years, it is also true that in our democracy, these representatives can virtually ignore their voters till the next election.

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