NCERT Class 9 Solutions: What is Democracy? Why is Democracy (Democratic Politics-I)? Chapter 2– Part 2

Q-3: Which of these is not a good argument in favour of democracy? Why?

(a) People feel free and equal in a democracy

(b) Democracies resolve conflict in a better way than others

(c) Democratic government is more accountable to the people

(d) Democracies are more prosperous than others

Answer: The option D is not correct statement in the favour of democracy because Economic prosperity- are based on the aspects such as natural resources, quality of human resources, finance, geopolitical scenario, etc. it is not proper way to judge that every democratic countries are more prosperous then nondemocratic countries. For example India is democratic country but still it is economically developing country and nondemocratic states such as monarchies of UAE are economically strong.

Q-4: Each of these statements contains a democratic and an undemocratic element. Write out the two separately for each statement.

(a) A minister said that some laws have to be passed by the parliament in order to conform to the regulations decided by the World Trade Organization.

Answer: In democratic country laws must be passed by the parliament whereas in undemocratic every law requires conformation to the WTO regulations.

(b) The Election Commission ordered re-polling in a constituency where large scale rigging was reported.

Answer: Re-polling is democratic which means election process is basically; generally it is used for selected candidates of Lok Sabha because they are already elected ones and then again elected for the Assembly seats.

Rigging is undemocratic which means chain that suggests that the country is not depends on election process because rulers of countries are based on a chain.

(c) Women’s representation in the parliament has never reached 10 per cent. This led women’s organizations to demand one-third seats for women.

Answer: less the 10% involvement of women’s in parliament shows undemocratic, and women’s fight against it and demand for one- third seats shows democratic.

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