How the popular participation of voters in India make elections democratic?
A way to check the quality of election process is to see whether people participate in it with enthusiasm. If the election process is not free and fair, people will not participate in it.
The following points describe that popular participation of voters in India make elections democratic :
People’s participation in election is usually measured by voter turn out figures. In India, the turn out has either remained stable or actually gone up. In India, the poor, illiterate and under privileged people vote in larger proportion as compared to rich and privileged sections.
Common people in India attach a lot of importance to elections. They feel that through elections, they can bring pressure on political parties to adopt policies and programmes favourable to them.
The interest of voters in election related activities has been increasing over the years. During the 2004 elections, more than one-third voters took part in campaign related activities.