When “We, the People” are mere pawns

Editorial in Deccan Herald:

“A government is a result of a contract made by political parties with the people. Coalitions are made on the basis of principles and public interest that should appeal to the people and should go beyond the personal and factional interests of individual leaders.

“If a government emerges out of the wreckage of principles and democratic norms that is witnessed in Karnataka now, it will not have the moral or political right for governance of the state, whatever way the legal and constitutional issues involved in the present situation are interpreted and resolved. The legitimacy and credibility of the political process is as important as the end result.”

Read the full editorial: No moral right