Class 8 Civics Chapter 3

Why Do We Need a Parliament?


1. Why do you think our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?


Answer

Under colonial rule, the people had lived in fear of the British govt. & did not agree with many of the
decisions that they took.

→ But they faced great danger if they tried to criticised these decisions. → The freedom movement
changed this situation & the nationalists began to openly criticise the British govt & make demands.

→ They demanded that there be elected members in the legislature with a right to discuss the budget & ask questions.

That is why nationalist movement supported the idea of universal adult franchise, so that the people can take part in the decision making of the country.

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