Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
6) Do you think India will soon have to deal with the issue of delimitation of constituencies and increase the number of Member of Parliament seats to retain the representativeness of parliament essential to democracy? Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article is in the background of upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it provides for a detailed analysis of the need for the delimitation in Indian Parliamentary system to ensure true democracy.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the significance of Delimitation, its purpose, why was it paused, what is the current position, should India opt for another delimitation? Way forward.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with what do you understand by Delimitation and its purpose .
Discuss the following:
- What is delimitation of constituency?
- Importance of Richer regions contributing to the well-being of poorer regions, and the concept of redistribution modern democracies.
- Indian scenario – what is the issue with delimitation? Population conflict.
- What needs to be done?
Conclude with the importance of the use of Delimitation in a democracy.