Question

Why is the Prime Minister in India not directly elected by the people? Choose the most appropriate answer and give reasons for your choice.

A

In a Parliamentary democracy only the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha can become the Prime Minister.

B

Lok Sabha can remove the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers even before the expiry of their term.

C

Since the Prime Minister is appointed by the President there is no need for it.

D

Direct election of the Prime Minister will involve lot of expenditure on election.

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Solution
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Correct option is A)

In a Parliamentary democracy only the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha can become the Prime Minister. This is to ensure that the Prime Minister secures a majority support. This prevents him/her from being either a puppet or a dictator since he/she has to function along with a council of ministers.

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