Quick Edit | Leave the PM out

Quick Edit | Leave the PM out

If only for that reason, the PM should be kept out of the purview of the Lokpal. There can be other mechanisms to check malfeasance in that high office. For example, once a person demits office, penalties for abuse of power and corruption can attract greater punishment and greatly simplified judicial and evidential procedure. That way not only can a particular individual be punished but others sufficiently deterred.

The last thing India needs at this hour is to weaken an institution that is in need of greater empowerment.

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