Long long ago someone defined democracy as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. When we apply this concept on Indian democracy, we can say that the Rajas, Maharajas, Monarchs and the imperialists have gone, but we must accept that the people who are ruling over us are not people from amongst the people. They are those people to whom the British had handed over the charge of this country in 1947 and it is also clear that the British had given them some instructions to rule over the country and the people while following those instructions gave us family rule, then party dictatorship and then individual autocracy.
It is very much right that people are with a right to vote and they are invited to take part in this rehearsal. But the people know that they are just voters and the people who are standing as candidates are nominees of the political parties and we also know that the people nominated as candidates are never from amongst the people and therefore, when they are elected, they just sit in the august houses and do not work for us. Most of the people present in our august houses do not know the problems of the people nor do they know any scientific method to solve the problems.
The people in politics know our problems, because they are forwarding all those problems before us and are found promising to solve the problems. They get our votes and then sleep over the problems. That is the reason none of the problems of the people could be solved by these people. Rather the problems have increased in number and all the problems have become complex and complicated.
And if this process of democracy continues with us, no problem shall be solved and the people will never realise that they have attained independence and democracy. The people could attain independence from the British because they were from another country, but the people shall never get independence from these sets of politicians, because they are Indians and they know the weaknesses of the people. The people shall never be allowed to send their own people in the august houses and therefore, the democracy in India shall remain half-way. The people shall remain voters and because of elections the people in power shall be in a position to tell the world that they are maintaining democracy in this country.
— Dalip Singh Wasan