Democracy in India is constantly under threat from congress ,India is the only democracy which produced a test tube Prime Minister, congress has the dubious distinction of being the party.
Even when political instability was at its peak “General elections were held in India in April-May 1996 to elect the members of the 11th Lok Sabha. The result of the election was a hung parliament, which would see three Prime Ministers in two years and force the country back to the polls in 1998. Atal Bihari Vajpayee of Bharatiya Janta Party, single largest party to win this election, formed the government which lasted for only 16 days. The United Front, was created and got support from 332 members out of the 545 seats in the Lok Sabha, resulting in H. D. Deve Gowda from the Janata Dal being the 14th Prime Minister of India. Later I. K. Gujral, took the command of the country but when Lalu Prasad Yadav left Janta Dal and formed his own party, 11th Lok Sabha was dissolved to get fresh mandate from the voters.
The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India.” Wiki. No party resorted to manufacturing a Prime Minister from rajya Sabha. Westminster style of democracy which we follow mandates a popularly elected member from the lower house be the Prime Minister. This means nothing for Congress, it’s sole focus is on power, that brings pelf automatically. Congress did this in 2004 by appointing Dr. ManMohan Singh as the Prime Minister when he was a member of upper house instead of the lower house.
What was surprising that president accepted, this constitutional experts did not object, supreme court of India the institution tasked with safeguarding the constitution was a mute spectator, opposition accepted it without a murmur.
When the general election were announced in 2009, I had pointed this out to SUDHEEN KULKARNI of BJP requesting him to atleast publish a blog with his thought on this issue, had even requested NC shaina to forward my mail to Mr. kulkarni as a precaution.
However it was a wasted effort. The most important issue of legitimacy of MMS as PM of India was ignored, the country suffered on all fronts.