We may think that Democracy is something that came in the recent past. But we can see Democracy in Ramayana as well.
When Sri Ramji was going to be crowned as the King, Dasharatha did not choose him our of sheer love. He consulted his people and asked their opinion. And everyone wanted Sri Ramji to be the king.
Democracy is not ‘Selecting the candidate who gets the majority’. It is – Selecting the right & eligible candidate out of the well trained candidates. Bharata, Laxmana & Shatrughna all were well trained. Amongst the well trained brothers, Sri Ramji was selected.
Let us learn Democracy from Ramayana.