Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
1) “Power grab has become the sin quo non for political parties in determining their actions rather than anything else. “Comment in the backdrop of recent furore of politics in Maharashtra.(250 words)
Why this question:
In brief state that In the recently concluded Maharashtra elections, no party secured absolute majority to form a government.
Key demand of the question:
The question expects one to highlight the ongoing political turmoil in the Maharashtrian politics and the unconstitutional and amoral methods in which the situation was carried out.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
State the context of the question briefly.
Explain the situation in Maharashtra politics.
Discuss the concerns associated with such developments in the Politics of the state.
Explain why situation was taken in unconstitutional manner; The role of the President of India and also governor of state in this case also appears to
Be partisan which undermines the constitutional character of their office.
Explain what needs to be done.
Conclude that the pursuit of power that is inspired by amoral reasons can hamper the quality of democracy in India.