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4) Discuss whether creation of post poll alliances is in line with the spirit of democracy?(250 words)

Topic – Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

4) Discuss whether creation of post poll alliances is in line with the spirit of democracy?(250 words)

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Why this question

The fractured mandate post Karnataka elections will reignite the debate over post poll alliances and hence needs to be discussed.

Key demand of the question

The question demands us to analyze the pros and cons of post poll alliances – the constitutional, legal, by convention perspective along with role of governors etc needs to be analyzed in this question.

Directive word

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight why this topic is in news. Mention some past incidents which has already caused controversy.

Body – Discuss the pros and cons of post poll alliances in democracy by bringing out the diverse perspective on the necessity ( or not) of post poll alliances.

Conclusion – present a balanced view and way forward.