BY: Vikram Sood & Kanwal Sibal
Reasons Why India’s Big Democracy Is Dynamic
Democracy in danger as polarization rises. Discord seen in US and Brazil erodes faith in democracy worldwide.
Democratization trend in 1989-1991: Tiananmen Square, Berlin Wall, Soviet Union collapse, and Third Wave publication.
India has been a resilient democracy since 1947, Kerala elected communists in 1957, and Tamil Nadu always elected regional parties.
India has diverse parties, AAP and TMC defeated BJP in state polls, Congress remains relevant, Rahul Gandhi leads.
India is an improbable and successful democracy, established in 1950 with universal suffrage and freedoms, ahead of its time.
India's democracy is dynamic and resilient. Indira Gandhi's dictatorial period was rejected by voters. Transfer of power is seamless.
India's 2019 national elections had the largest voter turnout in history, with 69.5% of eligible voters participating.
PM Modi and President Murmu represent inclusive Indian democracy with their humble backgrounds, unlike India's first PM Nehru.
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