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The next big election in India will be the precursor to just how a pandemic affects electoral democracy. Comment.

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

6.The next big election in India will be the precursor to just how a pandemic affects electoral democracy. Comment.(250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why this question:

The article presents a narration of effects of COVID-19 outbreak on the elections in the country.

Key demand of the question:

One has to analyse and examine in detail the possible effect that the Pandemic will have on the electoral democracy of the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the background of the question by presenting some key facts.

Body:

To start with, highlight in what way the COVID-19 outbreak has put India’s electoral calendar on the back burner. Explain in what way the recent national election in South Korea sets an example with lessons to learn and that conduct of elections should not be completely written off in India either. Discuss the effect on the electoral democracy. Highlight the possible challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way ahead.