Steps to Make Indian Democracy Successful

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What Steps Should Be Taken to Make Indian Democracy Successful? 

  • Majority V/S Minority: The majority opinion has a lot of importance in democracy. In a democracy, the political party with the greatest number of votes comes to power. All majority decisions are taken by Parliament. Goal of democracy is the welfare of majority of people. When the importance is given to majority it is possible that injustice may be done to those who are marginal and who are in minority. Though democracy is a majority-rule government, minorities should be included in decision-making. It is the responsibility of government to consider the interests of minorities. In short, everyone's opinion should be valued in a democratic government. Likewise, the majority government should not be the government of the majority community. Every religious, linguistic, ethnic, and caste groups should get an equal chance to participate in the decision-making process.  
  • Role of Judiciary: Judiciary in India is seen to be making conscious efforts to make political process transparent. To prevent political criminalization, the judiciary has adopted measures such as harsh punishment for criminals and prohibiting criminals from participating in political processes. 
  • Efforts from Public: It is not enough to make efforts at the levels of government, administration, and the judiciary to ensure the success of democracy in India. Everyone, both socially and individually, should make conscious efforts in this direction. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Gram Samruddhi Yojana, Self-help Groups, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and such other projects are undertaken at the level of Government and Administration. 50% seats are kept reserved for women in local self-governing institutions to increase their political participation.  
  • Participation: To make Indian democracy truly successful, participation of people at all levels must be increased. If such participation increases, particularly at the government level, it will aid in changing public policies. Interaction with the public results in the formulation of public policies. Interaction with those who are not in power is also important for the success of democracy. 

The values of equality, liberty, social justice, secularism should be respected and implemented even in our personal life. For the success of democracy, everyone should keep in mind that we are responsible citizens of the country.

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