Fali Nariman, eminent constitutional expert, argues that Indians are free only when the system is not dominated by one political party. But India’s system has been dominated by one political party for almost all its life! And ironically, people applaud the so-called ‘strong’ government such dominance delivers. What Nariman is after can be had only if the system itself divides powers. Which is exactly what the presidential system is designed to do… avoid the ‘tyranny of the majority’.

However, here are Nariman’s views…

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