Anomaly in Democracy?
23 May 2009

I would like to congratulate the Congress Party for winning the recent elections in India. It’s nice to know that the Indian voter is able to distinguish between those who can deliver from those who can only talk. However, I would like to know why the Congress did not field the incumbent prime minister from any of its safe constituencies.

The result is that Manmohan Singh is probably the only Indian Prime Minister who has never been directly elected to the Lok Sabha. In the world’s largest democracy, this is, indeed, anomalous.

Shakir Lakhani
Khaleejtimes, 23 May 2009