Q. 233.7( 6 Votes )

How far do you agree with the statement that power sharing is keeping with the ‘spirit of democracy’?

Answer :

(1) The idea of power sharing has emerged in opposition to the notions of undivided political power. It was felt that if the power to decide is dispersed, it would not be possible to *take quick decisions and to enforce them.

(2) Power sharing is the very spirit of democracy. One basic principle of democracy is that people are the source of all political power. In a democracy, people rule themselves through institutions of self-governance and due respect is given to diverse groups and views that exist in a society.

(3) A democratic rule involves sharing power with those affected by its exercise, and who have to live with its effects.

(4) People have a right to be consulted on how they are to be governed.

(5) A legitimate government is one where citizens, through participation, acquires a stake in the system.

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