Political Science Chapter 1 Democracy in the Contemporary World
Political Science Chapter 2 What is Democracy Why Democracy
Political Science Chapter 4 Electoral Politics
Political Science Chapter 3 Constitutional Design
Political Science Chapter 5 Working of Institutions
Political Science Chapter 6 Democratic Rights
Geography : Chapter 1 India – Size and Locationcation
Geography : Chapter 2 Physical Features of India
Geography : Chapter 3 Drainage
Geography : Chapter 4 Climate
Geography : Chapter 5 Nature Vegetation & Wildlife
Geography : Chapter 6 Population
Economics : Chapter 1 The Story of Village Palampur
Economics : Chapter 2 People as Resource
Economics : Chapter 3 Poverty as a Challenge
Economics : Chapter 4 Food Security in India
History : chapter 1 Events And Processes
History : Chapter 2 Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution
History : Chapter 4 Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
history : Chapter 3 Nazism and the Rise of Hitler
History : Chapter 5 Pastoralists in the Modern World
History : Chapter 6 Peasants and Farmers
History : Chapter 7 Everyday Life, Culture And Politics
History : Chapter 8 Clothing A Social History
Political Science Chapter 4 Electoral Politics
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Chapter 4 Electoral Politics
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Which of the following statements about the reasons for conducting elections are
(a) Elections enable people to judge the performance of the government.
(b) People select the representative of their choice in an election.
(c) Elections enable people to evaluate the performance of the judiciary.
(d) People can indicate which policies they prefer.
Which of these is not a good reason to say that Indian elections are democratic?
(a) India has the largest number of voters in the world.
(b) India’s Election Commission is very powerful.
(c) In India, everyone above the age of 18 has a right to vote.
(d) In India, the losing parties accept the electoral verdict.
Match the following:
List all the different election related activities mentioned in the chapter and arrange
them in a time sequence, beginning with the first activity and ending with the last.
Some of these activities are given below: releasing election manifestos; counting of
votes; making of voters’ list; election campaign; declaration of election results;
casting of votes; ordering of re-poll; announcing election schedule; filing nomination.
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
The table below gives the proportion of different communities among the candidateswho won elections to the US Congress. Compare these to the proportion of thesecommunities in the population of the US. Based on this, would you suggest a systemof reservations in the US Congress? If yes, why and for which communities? If no,why not.
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.
Chinappa was convicted for torturing his wife for dowry. Satbir was held guilty of
practicing untouchability. The court did not allow either of them to contest elections.
Does this decision go against the principles of democratic elections?
Here are some reports of electoral malpractices from different parts of the world. Is
there anything that these countries can learn from India to improve their elections?
What would you suggest in each case?
(a) During an election in Nigeria, the officer in charge of counting votes deliberately
increased the votes of one candidate and declared him elected. The court later found
out that more than five lakh votes cast for one candidate were counted in favour of
(b) Just before elections in Fiji, a pamphlet was distributed warning voters that a
vote for former Prime Minisiter, Mahendra Chaudhry will lead to bloodshed. This was
a threat to voters of India origin.
(c) In the US, each state has its own method of voting, its own procedure of
counting and its own authority for conducting elections. Authorities in the state of
Florida took many controversial decisions that favoured Mr. Bush in the presidential
elections in 2000. But no one could change those decisions.
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
Ramesh was not in class when this chapter was being taught. He came the next day
and repeated what he had heard from his father. Can you tell Ramesh what is wrong
with these statements?
(a) Women always vote the way men tell them to. So what is the point of giving
them the right to vote?
(b) Party politics creates tension in society. Elections should be decided by consensus
not by competition.
(c) Only graduates should be allowed to stand as candidates for elections.
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