Can we say DK as a reform movement, the social issues (bearing benefits fructifying in longer run) taken up by it has no resonance with the common voters, who are mainly concerned about material benefits which are of short ranged?
Our ‘democracy’ has its own peculiar traits.
Our voters due to their poverty and ignorance, they succumb to money power, muscle power, media power – the three powerful ‘M’ s. Hence it is not an easy job to win them with our Mind power. But definitely they will change in future.
If we amend the present election laws and rules, half of the job will be over; then the attitudinal change would automatically take place.
A special bench on social justice has been formed at the Supreme Court of India but there is no specific mentioning in its judicial jurisdiction of dealing cases of reservation in education and employment. What will be the constructive role of Supreme Court Bench on Social Justice?
Their concept and definition is very limited to the extent of certain amenities. Reservation is the birth right for the disadvantaged who were denied their basic right to education, employment etc., for thousands of years. The Supreme Court should give its supreme consideration to effect this kind of Affirmative Action through reservation. Upper caste judges – many times – are prejudiced to reservation principle.
The President of India has promulgated ordinances in a situation of sudden winding up of Parliamentary Session. Can we say the Parliamentary Democracy has started to decay?
Issuing ordinance should be the last remedy – it should not be resorted often and often. Occasionally it could be used as a device. But those occasions should not come often and often. Then it will be a mockery of our Constitution and our democracy.
(The Editor answered to the question raised as above in a Press meet held at Chennai)