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NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament

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Question 1:

Why do you think our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?


Our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote because in our struggle for independence people from all walks of life participated. They came from various backgrounds and were united in their aspirations for a free, equal and independent nation where decision-making would be in the hands of the people. The only way in which this would be possible would be through elections – allowing common people a vantage point from where they can consent to and approve of a government that “they” have a right to choose.

Question 2:

In this 2004 map of Parliamentary constituencies alongside, roughly identify the constituencies in your State. What is the name of the MP from your constituency? How many MPs does your state have? Why are certain constituencies coloured green while others are coloured blue?


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Question 3:

You have read in Chapter 1 that the ‘Parliamentary form of government’ that exists in India has three tiers. This includes the parliament (central government) and the various State Legislatures (state governments). Fill in the following table with information on the various representatives from your area:

State GovernmentCentral Government
Which political party/parties is/are currently in power?
Who (name) is the current representative from your area?
Which political parties currently form the opposition?
When were elections last held?
When will the next elections be hled?
How many women representatives are there (from your state)?


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