Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sabotaging a democracy

How does one sabotage a place that is being guarded? Very simple. Wherever there are independent watchdogs, put your own dogs to watch. It has proved effective even for terrorists -the best way to infiltrate is via security. 

In a democracy (our style of democracy), there are various independent institutions that are supposed to watch over the functioning of the democracy. Infer the rest as you will.

The latest attempt is to get a pliant CEC in place in place of rather upright CEC who is scheduled to leave office. But as Sandeep says, the media is not telling you that. It is keeping it all deliciously ambiguous...

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