9th Class Social Science Electoral Politics Question Bank

done Long Answer Type Questions - Electoral Politics

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  • question_answer1)

    The time is after midnight. An expectant crowd sitting for the past five hours in a chowk of the town is waiting for its leader to come. The organisers assure and reassure the crowd that he would be here any moment. The crowd stands up whenever a passing vehicle comes that way. It arouses hopes that he has come.
    The leader is Mr. Devi Lal. chief of the llaryana Sangharsh Samiti, who was to address a meeting in karnal on Thursday night. The 76-year-old leader, is a very busy man these days. His day starts at 8 a.m. and ends after 11 p.m..... he had already addressed nine election meetings since morning.
    Mr. Devi Lal has no new philosophy or slogans to give to people of Haryana as he had been constantly addressing public meetings fur the past 23 months and preparing for this election.
    Devi Lal's approach to his audience is direct. He does not mince words in telling his audience that they should repose their trust in the Lok Dal and he would build for them a "New Haryana". His slogan "Bharshtachar Bandh Aur Pani Ka Prabandh" (End to corruption and provision for water) is old as the agitation launched by his Sangarsh Samiti. On the basis of the above narrative, give examples to prove or refute the following assertions,
    (a) The party that ruled before the elections and the one that formed government after the elections was the same. Name the party,
    (b) Devilal was very popular among the people at that time.
    (c) Lok Dal did not make any promises to people.
    (d) Devi Lal fulfilled his promise to waive off farmer loans on becoming chief minister.
    (e) Devi Lal had not given any manifesto to the people. What are the other means by which people could know about their priorities?
    (f) What are the different methods used by political parties during the election campaign to seek vote?

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    Based on this account of Haryana elections, are the following statements correct? Give facts from this example to support what you say.
    (a) The party that ruled before the elections and the one that formed government after the elections was the same- (b) Devi Lal fulfilled his promise 10 waive farmer loans on becoming chief minister.
    (c) People vote. They can support the existing government or support another party.
    (d) Members of the majority elect their leader. This person becomes the chief minister.
    (e) Political parties tell the voters as to what they would do if voted to power.
    (f) Political parties make their promises known to voters in a statement, called election manifesto.
    (g) The contesting parties appeal to voters on the basis of a slogan.

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  • question_answer3) What measures have been taken to ensure that the Election Commission can conduct elections in a free and fair manner?

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  • question_answer4) Briefly explain the election procedure in India.

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