Chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament

Question 1
Why do you think the nationalist movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?
Solution:
The national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote because of the following reasons:

  • Every responsible citizen should participate in the government.
  • Law-making and decision-making should also be shared by the adults of the country.

Question 2.
In this 2004, map of Parliamentary constituencies, roughly identify the constituencies in your State. What is the name of the MP from your constituency? How many MPs does your state have? Why are certain constituencies coloured green while others are coloured blue?
Answer:
NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science Civics Chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament Q2

Question 3.
You have read in Chapter 1 that the ‘Parliamentary form of government’ that exists in India has three tiers. This includes the Parliament (Central Government) and the various State Legislatures (state governments).
Fill in the following table with information on the various representatives from your area:

State Government.

Central Government

Which political party/parties is/are currently in power?

Who (name) is the current representative from your area?

Which political parties currently form the Opposition?

When were elections last held?

When will the next elections be held?

How  many women representatives are there (from your state)?

Answer:
The answer will vary for each state. One example is:

State Government (Uttar Pradesh)

Central Government

 Which political party/parties is/are currently in power?

Samajwadi Party

BJP Led NDA

Who (name) is the current representative from your area?

Laxmi Kant Vajpayee

Rajender Aggarwal (Meerut)

 Which political parties currently form the Opposition?

Bahujan Samajwadi Party

Congress

When were elections last held?

In 2012

In 2014

When will the next elections be held?

In should be 2017

In 2019

 How many women representatives are there from your state?

Find yourself

Find yourself

Chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament