NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says, “India is too much of a democracy”


There have been many instances where politicians and people in general utter outrageous words in the heat of the moment. Most of them are lost in time but some remain in the form of video for everyone to see in the future. In a similar incident, the CEO of NITI Aayog claimed that India is too much of a democracy for a tough bill to be passed.

He was speaking with the Swarajya Magazine on the farmer’s protest when he said, “tough reforms are very difficult in the Indian context. We’re too much of a democracy.” While he has come out and said this is not what he meant.

At first, I thought this statement is surely taken out of context as is the case with most of our media but after watching the video I’m not sure how government office holders could utter such nonsense. It’s unimaginable for me to see a person being paid from my tax money tell me that India has too much of democracy. It takes a special kind of person to be working for the government publicly talk about wishing for authoritarianism.

It’s the same democracy that has put two incompetent parties in power because we’re forced to choose between lesser of the two evils. None of Congress or BJP deserves to be handed the responsibility of managing India, but it’s the democracy that puts them in power one after the other.

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