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The tenth schedule has become a catalyst of political opportunism in the country, as new innovative measures have been brought up to bypass the law. Critically analyse perils of electoral politics in this context.

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3. The tenth schedule has become a catalyst of political opportunism in the country, as new innovative measures have been brought up to bypass the law. Critically analyse perils of electoral politics in this context.(250 words)

Reference: Indian Express

Why this question:

 The perils of electoral politics can be seen recently in the case of Madhya Pradesh. Similar was the case in Uttarakhand assembly last year. Thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

One must provide for critical analysis of tenth schedule and bring out the lacunae in it while suggesting solutions to address.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain the context of the question.

Body:

Explain the provisions under tenth schedule in short.

Then explain the case of Madhya Pradesh that happened recently, one can also mention cases of other states that witnessed similar fate.

Explain the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution was meant to deal with the politics of opportunism however it is working as a catalyst against the mandate with which it was brought in place.

Suggest what needs to be done to address these challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.