Dr. Shashi Tharoor delivered the keynote speech at the launch of Why India Needs the Presidential System, a book written by Bhanu Dhamija. At the jam-packed function on December 21, 2015, at Delhi’s India International Center, Dr. Tharoor strongly favored a presidential form of government for today’s India.  He noted that “fundamental flaws in India’s parliamentary system have become apparent,” and that “it’s really time to look at the alternative.”

The book’s author Bhanu Dhamija, MP and BJP senior leader Shanta Kumar, and political commentator Kuldip Nayar joined Dr. Tharoor in releasing the book. Here are some of the remarks made at the event…

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