How do corruption and casteism affect democracy?Explain

How do corruption and casteism affect democracy?

Corruption and casteism are the main problems of democracy. In many democratic countries of the world, political leaders and government officials are corrupt, dishonest and inefficient. As a result, people do’ not take interest in elections and have no faith in government officials. This affects the working of democracy in the country very badly.
Further, a large number of voters give weight to the caste and religion of the candidate during election. Political parties also keep in mind the caste or religion of a person while distributing tickets for the election.
Representatives elected on the basis of caste.or religion work for the welfare of the people belonging only to their caste or religion. In this way, corruption and casteism affect our democracy.