ARUNDHATI ROY: Election isn’t Democracy

Booker Prize winning author Arundhati Roy has once again lashed out at Indian democracy, such as we know it. This time on Indian soil.

Democracy in India is “only for the rich and the elite”, she said in New Delhi yesterday, and accused the Government of not lending an ear to mass movements in the country.

“The concept of Indian democracy is the biggest publicity scam of this century. Holding elections every five years does not necessarily mean that our country enjoys a democracy,” she said, and termed the widely accepted concept in Europe and the United States that India was the largest democracy in the Third World as a “misconception.”

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