PM Narendra Modi is deciding 'everything'; presidential form of govt needed to check one man rule: Shashi Tharoor

"The country is moving towards the rule of one person."

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 22:41 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi is deciding 'everything'; presidential form of govt needed to check one man rule: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said the country is moving towards the rule of one person and the presidential form of government is needed to check it.

Tharoor said a presidential form of government is being witnessed in the parliamentary system in the country presently. He was speaking on the scope of a presidential form of system in India at a book launch event here.

He claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was deciding everything and all decisions were being taken in one office. He was taking all decisions with bureaucrats and at times even ministers had no idea, he alleged.

The government is functioning in a presidential form where one person takes all the decisions, he claimed.

"The country is moving towards the rule of one person...And we need the presidential form of government to check it," Tharoor said.

Under the presidential system, people vote for the one person whom they would like to govern the country, but then it is not necessary to elect his fellow partymen as representatives, he said.

If the representatives are from other parties then they can keep a check on the elected president as he will require their support to pass legislations, he added.