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2)The political history of India since independence shows that electoral victory matters more than political ideology. Analyze. (250 words) 

TOPIC:Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

2)The political history of India since independence shows that electoral victory matters more than political ideology. Analyze. (250 words) 

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Why this question

The present political situation where the opposition is combining against a hegemonic government is very similar to what India has experienced several times in its post independent history. Thus this question is important for history of post independent India.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to analyze India’s post independent history and give those instances where a diverse group of parties combined against a mighty political adversary. We need to analyze whether those alliances were solely based on securing electoral victory or had some deeper reason behind them.

Directive word

Analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Briefly paint a politically neutral picture of the present political status quo and highlight that such instances had happened in the past as well.

Body

  • Discuss the instances when several opposition parties combined to defeat a political heavyweight.
  • Analyze whether those alliances were just to secure electoral victories or had contextual reasons for coming together.
  • Analyze whether such political experiments were successful

Conclusion – briefly describe the impact such alliances would have on democracy and polity of India.

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