In the early 1970s, United States of America was rocked by Watergate Scandal. On 17 June 1972, few men were arrested for breaking into Democratic Party’s office in Watergate Complex. These men were there to plant bugs in the opposition party’s office with the consent of President of United States, Richard Nixon. These men were later convicted for attempted interception of telephone and other communications against wiretapping laws.
The draft version of Janlokpal Bill promoted by the ‘civil society’ members includes Prime Minister of India under its ambit. But the Congress Government has decided not to include the Prime Minister under the purview of Lokpal. The question that we have is: Should a Prime Minister be held accountable?
Now, take a look at how Indira Gandhi did not comply with legal procedures of this country. Do you want to see something like that happen in this country ever again? Ambedkar, recognizing that democracy did not come natural to Indians, said: