Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
5. Which of these is not a valid reason for arguing that there is a lesser possibility of famine in a democratic country? I. Opposition parties can draw attention to hunger and starvation.

Question:

5. Which of these is not a valid reason for arguing that there is a lesser possibility of famine in a democratic country?

I. Opposition parties can draw attention to hunger and starvation.

II. The free press can report suffering from famine in different parts of the country.

III. The government fears its defeat in the next elections.

IV. People are free to believe in and practice any religion.

Answer:

IV. Among the four statements, the fourth one is not a valid reason for arguing that there is a lesser possibility of famine in a democratic country because practicing a religion is not related to preventing famine.

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