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    How it is right to say Indian PM is "First among equals"?

    By seeing the statement we can assume that our PM is equal among all members of the parliamentary party. But in actuality, PM is the most powerful person in the parliament. He only decides the ministers of the cabinet. He has the power to remove any minister from the cabinet. His deciding power is very important to anything that happens in the country. Even in the cabinet, some members are senior most than PM have to obey him. Then in which sense this statement is true? What proper interpretation you can give to make it true incorrect sense.
  • #752759
    Though our President is called the first citizen of India and his wife the first lady of India, PM is the first person among the people, because he is elected to the Parliament and chosen by the party members as the chief and later selected as the Prime Minister of the country. Some times at the contesting stage itself the name is revealed for the post of the PM to make the voter aware. Having selected by the people, naturally he is bestowed with the super powers and his word is the rule. By taking the oath of office of secrecy he is bound to act according to law, and should not allow corrupt person to continue as the Minister and thus a PM is wholesomely responsible for good and bad happening in the country. And the strong the PM, the armed forces also feel that they have able leader at the helm of affairs.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #752777
    In a company, whether it is a Private Limited company or a Limited company the board of directors of the company is the ultimate decider. The Managing Director is also a director and he is answerable to the board. So we say Managing Director is the first among the equals. I think the same logic works in this case also. Prime Minister can decide many things. But ultimately the same thing is to be approved by the council of ministers and then by the parliament. Sometimes even the Prime Minister has to do a lot of explanation to see that what he said will be accepted by the Parliament. Vajpayee resigned as PM as he was getting one vote less than required for the majority. Here the role of MP is also very important.
    But the powers of the Prime Minister are definitely more and bigger than all other ministers, MPs etc. If majority of MPs say no to the PM he can't continue in the same postion.

    always confident

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