Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
3) Discuss how the election process of India is unique to the Indian constitutional scheme, provide for a comparison with other schemes of other countries .(250 words)
Polity by Lakshmikant
Why this question:
The question is direct evaluation of electoral process of our country with respect to other countries that also exercise electoral process as a tool of democracy.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must evaluate the current systems of elections and the processes in comparison with processes practiced in other countries. Provide for a Comparative study of Electoral Systems and their Features.
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 significance of Indian electoral system and how it has evolved over time.
In brief discuss – the aspects of origins of electoral systems, simplicity, geographic accountability of voters, Questions concerning the relationships between electoral systems, proportionality, and the number of political parties in a party system etc. should be discussed in comparison with other popular countries that use elections as a tool of Democracy.
Then have a dimension specifically dedicated to discuss Indian electoral process – how it has evolved? Solutions it came up with EVM machines, VVPAT system etc.
Conclude with optimism, that Indian electoral system has evolved a long way and there is still scope to improve upon.