Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Page Mail

Can a govt be of particular individual?

Dear Madam,
The damn fool in me was of the thought that people vote for a party in General polls so that the winner forms the Government at the Centre — Government of India (of the people, for the people, by the people)!
But I was definitely wrong! Now I have known that a Government can be of “a particular individual also”!
“Vote for X(name of the person) sarkar”!
Not Government of India, not Government of Indians, not even a Government led by a particular party — but Government of X! As if Government can also be a personal empire of an individual!
Yet we have to constantly hear how a Government, if led by rival outfit, can be a “government of a family or mother-son” even if it get voted to power by common people through democratic process of free and fair election!
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata-114.