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.