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What is meant by MP, President, Minister, Governor?

There is a big hue and cry about the Rajya Sabha elections. After this there will be a ruckus for the presidential election. There was a time when the faces of the President, MPs, Speakers, Governors, Cabinet Ministers used to create an aura of office. The faces then used to make threats of ability, respect and trust. Remember the presidency of Pranab Mukherjee before the Modi government. I have not been a fan of Pranab Mukherjee. Despite this, compare the tenure of President Kovind and Pranab Mukherjee in the Modi government. Ten kinds of differences will be seen. The Rashtrapati Bhavan and the office of the President are converted into a mere tableau. Similarly, the cabinet ministers of the Modi government. Imagine if Nirmala Sitaraman and Amit Shah had been in the UK in place of Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Minister Priti Patel, how freely they would have been working in the British cabinet and Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel in their positions in Delhi. Had he been a minister, how would he have been a formless minister of the PMO and Modi’s subservience! Be it the cabinet of the Center or the states, everyone’s power is now governed by one PM, one CM.

Remember the debates and speeches of Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha in the last eight years. Five speakers from both the houses, five speeches will not be remembered. The meaning of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and MPs, speech, debate is not saved. All the old meanings of importance, meaning and utility of Parliament are gone.

The same situation is with the governors sitting in the Raj Bhavan, the heads of institutions and the bureaucracy. Everything is happening in the entire democracy and its institutions just as it has happened in the sponsored media. Real reporting, real issues, editors’ wisdom and thought on the agenda, nothing to do. Not telling the truth to the people and making tables on the orders that came from above to amuse people and pass the time.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal is a Senior Journalist at You can follow him on Twitter @sb_0fficial
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