Acceptance of Election Outcomes

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Acceptance of Election Outcomes


It is often blamed that too many malpractices take place in the elections in India. But this is nothing but a perception and reality can be quite different. The following facts indicate towards the democratic nature of elections in India.

  • Ruling parties routinely lose elections in India. In many states, a particular political party is not able to continue in power for more than one term.
  • A large number of sitting MLAs and MPs lose elections.
  • Many politicians with money and muscle power lose elections.
  • Electoral outcomes are usually accepted by the losing political party as ‘people’s verdict’ and the life goes on.

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