Do you think that election of MPs and MLA/MLCs should be restricted to two continuous terms?The American Presidential system permits the incumbent President to continue in office for two terms i.e for a period of 8 years continuously which means he can contest the presidential election successfully for two continuous terms. In India, we have the history of our great leaders occupying the posts of Prime Minister, Chief Minister of a state for more than two continuous terms and some Parliament Members/MLAs winning the election for the 5th time or 6th time in a row. All this can be good for the betterment of the country as long as politics are considered as profession with utmost sincerity to serve the people.
Now the scenario has changed. Getting elected to Parliament/ state Assembly by virtue of certain privileges, family track record and various other factors have become a routine in many a case in our political system. The first timer MP/MLA who would be a political novice becomes experienced and many of them are subjected to controversies during their next term. Thus there is a feel among the people that the tenure of an elected representative should be restricted to two continuous terms which would facilitate a change and provision of opportunity to new comers in politics. This would have a cascading affect on the top posts also as the occupation of PM, CM and posts like Ministers, Speakers etc would also be restricted to two terms in a row.
What is your take on this?