Governance

No, Prime Minister

Print edition : June 28, 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh files his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, in Guwahati on May 15. Photo: PTI

January 24, 1966: Indira Gandhi being sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time by President S. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

The highest traditions of parliamentary democracy require that the Prime Minister be a person elected to the Lok Sabha. It was also a solemn declaration made in 1966 by the Congress and its government.
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