Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
11. Ramesh was not in class when this chapter was being taught. He came the next day and repeated what he had heard from his father. Can you tell Ramesh what is wrong with these statements?

Question:

Ramesh was not in class when this chapter was being taught. He came the next day and repeated what he had heard from his father. Can you tell Ramesh what is wrong with these statements?

(i) Women always vote the way men tell them to. So what is the point of giving them the right to vote?

(ii) Party politics creates tension in society. Elections should be decided by consensus, not by competition.

(iii) Only graduates should be allowed to stand as candidates for elections.

Answer:

(i) Women should not be denied the right to vote. They are equally intelligent as men and can take their own decisions without being influenced by men.

(ii) Party politics creates tension in society but an election should not be decided by consensus because, in a modern state where there is a large population, it is not possible to have consensus on an election.

(iii) Only allowing graduates to stand as candidates for election is unfair because only graduates don't need to be sensitive towards the needs of the people. If it happens in India, it will deprive a large number of the population of contesting the election. However, it is good to have an educated leader but being a graduate should not be compulsory.

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