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Given that simultaneous elections to parliament and state legislatures are more feasible in a Presidential form of government, should India consider adopting a Presidential system? Examine.

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

2. Given that simultaneous elections to parliament and state legislatures are more feasible in a Presidential form of government, should India consider adopting a Presidential system? Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses the concept of simultaneous elections in India but within the context of a presidential system rather than the current parliamentary system.

Key Demand of the question:

To write analyse the suitability of Presidential system for India.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context as to why India adopted parliamentary form of government.

Body:

First, explain the various issues and limitations of parliamentary form of government.

Next, explain in brief the working of presidential form of government. Mention its pros over parliamentary form of government and then evaluate its limitations.

Conclusion:

Conclude by giving a balanced opinion.