The outcome of politics of social divisions depends on how the political leaders raise the demands of any community’. Explain the statement.
Ans. It is natural in democracy that political parties talk about social divisions, make different promises to different communities, look after due representation of various communities.
They also make policies to redress the grievances of the disadvantaged communities. They do all these to win the election and capture the power. Political leaders try to appease the voters of one particular community.
People from one community tend to prefer some particular party than others. The demand for only Sinhala’ by the leaders of Sinhala community in Sri Lanka was at the cost of the interest and identity of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
Thus, social divisions depend on how political leaders raise the demands of any community.