why do people in the political setup remain quiet in the face of public sentiment, wrath, discomfort, sometimes, actual and perceived threat issues..? Because the power and accountability are not linked in the indian system of governance, be it primeminister manmohan singh, or UP chief minister Akhilesh Singh.
They remain quiet in the face of rape, in the face of communalism, in the face ofpoverty, in the face…in your face….their quiet a statement on who they feel accountable to….
The reasons are all interlinked:
In their minds, their power and responsibilities are not a function of people or democracy but of family fuedalism and some individual’s grace to them. they become symbols and react and respond just as symbols would ….no real feeling or meaning !