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    Dynastic vs Democratic

    Democracy is monarchy with the ‘welfare of the people‘ as its redeeming principle. We shall be fooling ourselves if we believe that a Prime Minister is primus inter pares, or first among equals, even in the cabinet. No, he is a king; a king in democracy. The democratic king, unlike the dynastic monarch, is required to serve in empathy with his subjects and to be in solidarity with the citizens. This pro-people disposition should distinguish a Prime Minister if he is to be a democrat, and not a dynast. The deafening silence of the Prime Minister regarding the Unnao atrocity, which has caused a national outcry, is disappointing.

    September 1, 2019