India is a mosaic of culture, religion, tradition. It’s a country of billion people. Liberal democracy is the answer to its problem.
Our doom was predicted.Democracy was a luxury India can’t afford.
The fire of separatism was bound to destroy the idea called India. But it didn’t happen. The miracle of democracy saved India. Since 1950s regular and free and fair elections are taking place. Democracy saw it dark period only during 2 years of emergency .
Multiparty system has allowed regional players to come and have a stake in the central government. This has help curbing regional dessent. Separatist who once saw bliss in freedom eventually believed in the power of democracy. It is through this manner they eventually sought the way to help and represent there people.
Parties with different ideologies are present in this form of governance. From left to right to secular and centrist. Every one has voice. Who would have thought after 13 years of collapse of U.S.S.R, communists will emerge as a major player in the formation of national government and that too democratically!
We are the largest democracy in the world.
India’s democracy may be flawed. But it’s working. We face several constrains. Population explosion, poverty illiteracy need to be checked fast. Women’s right and child labor are other areas to be dealt with. Corruption is the villain and democracy the victim. To control corruption transparency should be brought in. Thanks to RTI (right to information) transparency is increasing.
India has been traditionally a country with biases.In 60 years we might not be able to have wiped them completely but we have able to overcome them. Democracy has given equality.
In 60 years we have achieved a lot. Never before in the history have we been able to become masters of our density .Never before we were so prosperous. The economy is growing at all time high. The masses got a stake in the government in such a big way. Democracy has become our identity. Never before in the history of mankind such an experiment has been a success. Our future is optimistic .
We are poised to become global player thanks to democracy.