Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is on record as having said he is willing to accept the authority of the LokPal committee in investigating the Prime Minister's Office - however the ministers who supposedly report to him have decided against the views of their boss: This is democracy? Looks like a Shadow Government to me. These guys are appointees, nominally appointed by Manmohan, but yet they're overruling him, and telling him what he can do and what he can't do. That doesn't look anything like a normal democratic setup to me. It looks as if real power is held elsewhere, and Manmohan is just a figurehead - a lapdog. Real power is held elsewhere, so that it can be exercised without visibility or accountability. The Congress Party is a State Within A State. Congress is the ISI of India.