Former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh has said that no policy or change can be successful without proper consent.
Pointing to the challenges facing the democratic system in the country, Singh said, “We have chosen a democratic path for ourselves, so there is no scope for imposing dictatorship over us.”
According to the report of The Hindu, Manmohan Singh says that in doing so, the confidence of businessmen in the government will start to diminish, besides creating difficulties and suffering for the weaker sections of society.
Referring to the beginning of liberalization in 1991 during the Hindu Business Line Changemakers’ Awards ceremony on Friday, he said, “The society progresses only when creativity gets a chance. In 1991 our country faced a difficult option and we had to change thinking that how can we improve our crores of lives.
Manmohan Singh said, “As Prime Minister, you have to monitor political and social impacts. Any new thing in public policy, without proper consent can not succeed We have chosen a democratic path for ourselves. So we do not have the capability to impose dictatorship on us.
The former Prime Minister said, the responsibility of our leadership is to reduce the rigors of change, especially to the weaker sections of our society.
Manmohan Singh said, “Nowadays some negative perceptions have been made about traders.
Whether the business community is small or big, it is being experienced by the agencies. An anti-stand remains.
This will not only reduce the confidence of our businessmen, but it also doubters the minds of foreign governments and foreign businessmen.