The Prime Minister is the real executive head of our country.’ Elucidate.
- As political parties have come to play a major role in politics, the Prime Minister controls the Cabinet and the Parliament through the party.
- In India, we have a tendency towards the concentration of powers in the hands of the Prime Minister.
- The President, who is the executive head of India, also takes decision as per the advice of the Prime Minister.
- The extent of power wielded by a PM also depends on the personality of the person holding that position. For example, Indira Gandhi was a very powerful leader compared to his colleagues in the Cabinet.