Democracy & Diversity (C10)

How can caste take several forms in politics ? Explain with examples.

Answer

Caste take several forms:

  1. When parties choose candidates in elections they keep in mind the caste composition.

  2. Political parties and candidates in elections make appeals to cast sentiments to muster support.

  3. No parliamentary constituency in the country has the clear majority of one single caste so every candidate and party needs to wins the confidence of more than one caste and community.