Diminishing democracy

India has always thump its worth for being the democratic country. Democracy though allows you freedom in many context but what’s happening in present in India is beyond the level of interpretation. Recently former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his lawmaker son Nara Lokesh were put under house arrest to prevent them for participating in the huge protest against the ruling State Government headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Maybe the cause of protest against state government was not imperative for Jagan Mohan Reddy and his regime but in a democracy the governing party should not create interruption in the work which are performed duly as a duty by the opposition. The working of leading political party should be constructive and not destructive. Constructive in an approach to create harmony and maintaining the pattern in which the Government actually functions, which includes questioning, blaming and even protesting. Suppressing the voice of opposition is not only the death of democracy but also the death of fundamental right to express.
Political parties should be courageous enough to encounter every protest and be accountable to every countercharges. This is 21 century, political parties should work in a practical way to build perfect equilibrium, not as the only ruler, as voices can be suppressed sometimes only, there will surely be a time when not the opposition but the public itself will respond to the Government by putting the ruling regime into opposition.
Neha Suryavanshi
Nanank Nagar, Jammu