Electoral Politics - Questions

Q80. Here are some reports of malpractices in Indian elections. Identify what the problem in each case is. What should be done to correct the situation?

a Following the announcement of elections, the minister promised to provide financial aid to reopen the closed sugar mill.

b Opposition parties alleged that their statements and campaign was not given due attention in Doordarshan and All India Radio.

c An inquiry by the Election Commission showed that electoral rolls of a state contain name of 20 lakh fake voters.

d The hoodlums of a political party were moving with guns, physically preventing supporters of other political parties to meet the voters and attacking meetings of other parties.


Q81. Surekha is an officer in-charge of ensuring free and fair elections in an assembly constituency in a state. Describe what should she focus on for each of the following stages of election:

a Election campaign

b Polling day

c Counting day


Q82. How is people's participation in election measured? How can it be said that elections are becoming popular in India and drawing people's attention?


Q83. Can we draw the following conclusions from the information given in this chapter? Give two facts to support your position for each of these.

a Election Commission of India does not have enough powers to conduct free and fair elections in the country.

b There is a high level of popular participation in the elections in our country.

c It is very easy for the party in power to win an election.

d Many reforms are needed to make our elections completely free and fair.


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