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Amit Varma, Shekhar Gupta, Barkha Dutt, Karan Thapar and every one else: stop saying random things about inner party democracy in America. And stop comparing the Democratic Party with the Indian National Congress. Followed by standard platitudes like this one,

There is a cliché that India is the world’s largest democracy. Technically, that is true – there are more voters here than anywhere else in the world. But none of the parties we have to choose from are democratic within. They are feudal beasts.

Here is the thing Varma boy and others: inner party democracy is a function of the political system. When there is a two party system, a Presidential form of government and a Connecticut Compromise in place, it’s only natural that there are multiple factions within each fold, all with a reasonable access to processes that grant them shots at the Presidency. On the contrary, when a large country such as India has a parliamentary form of government — diversity is naturally reflected as multiple parties on regional and caste identies; by definition, they’d have strong leaders. The next time you say something, make sure you actually don’t state the fucking obvious. Else, you could always follow my lead.

And, also, if you think the IPL is a success, keep it to yourself.

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