What would happen if there were no restrictions on the power of elected representatives?
If there were no restrictions on the power of elected representatives, then the chances of power being used unfairly would be higher. It is commonly said that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. In keeping with this saying, it is justifiable that elected representatives of the people of a country must not be granted absolute power because they will have the option of misusing it. To keep a check, the Indian Constitution has segregated power under “Separation of Powers” into three segments: the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. Each of these organs serves as a check on the other, maintaining a healthy balance of power between the three.