Electoral Politics Chapter 3 Overview

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What was the name of the movement led by Chaudhary Devi Lal to form a new party?

Nyaya Yudh

How many seats did Lok Dal alone win in the State Assembly?

60

Why were the people unhappy with the existing government?

Corruption

What was the immediate action taken by Devi Lal's government after winning the election?

Issued Government Order for loan waivers

Why did Devi Lal's party not win popular support in the elections held in 1991?

Failure to fulfill promises made in the previous election

Why are elections necessary and useful in a democracy?

To enable people to govern directly

What distinguishes democratic elections from non-democratic elections?

The presence of multiple political parties

What is the role of the Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections in India?

To monitor and oversee the conduct of elections impartially

What is the most common form of democracy in modern times?

Representative democracy

What aspect of electoral competition among parties serves the people in a democracy?

Providing choices for the citizens

What did Devi Lal promise to do if his party won the elections?

Waive the loans of farmers and small businessmen

What was the outcome of the State assembly election in Haryana in 1987?

Devi Lal's party and its allies won a clear majority

What happened after Devi Lal's party won the 1987 State assembly election?

Devi Lal issued a Government Order waiving the outstanding loans of certain groups

Why did Devi Lal's party not win popular support in the elections held in 1991?

The Congress party won the election and formed the government

What was the impact of Lok Dal and its partners' victory in the State assembly election?

Devi Lal became the new Chief Minister and his government waived outstanding loans

What is the most common form of democracy in modern times?

Representative democracy where people govern through their representatives

Why are elections necessary and useful in a democracy?

To give people an opportunity to select their representatives

What distinguishes democratic elections from non-democratic elections?

Equal right to vote for all citizens and fair electoral process

What is the role of the Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections in India?

To enforce the model code of conduct for political parties

In which form does the most common democracy allow people to govern?

Through their representatives elected by them

Learn about the electoral process and the importance of elections in a democracy. This quiz covers the reasons for holding elections and how electoral competition serves the people.

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