Democratic Politics (NTSE/Olympiad)
3. Democracy & Diversity
Politics of Social Divisions
Politics of social divisions
In a democracy, there is generally more than one party for elections. People have options at the time of voting and can choose any party according to their wish. There is competition among the political parties to win the elections and form the government. Political parties try to influence and impress the voters by making promises and discussing their plans of growth for the country.
Social division of one kind of another exists in most countries of the world. In a democracy political parties talk about these divisions, make different promises to different communities, look after due representation of various communities and make policies to redress the grievances of the disadvantaged communities. People from one community tend to prefer some party more than other. Yet all this does not lead to disintegration of the country.