State whether the following statement is true or false with reason.
Democracy is required to establish national integration and social transformation.
This statement is True.
(i) Democracy and national integration are complementary since the core of the structural aspect of national consolidation is the democratic system of governance.
(ii) Participation of diverse socio-cultural groups in the process of governance is possible only through a representative democratic system. Democracy helps in political participation and social transformation by removing ethnic, caste, and gender inequality.