In Favor :-

  • Demonetization move is not democratic in nature. And it could weed out a big part of black money. Till now, democracy didn’t help us much in eliminating black money.
  • In India, many elected governments scrapped most of the previous government’s policies and implemented new policies. In the war between governments, India’s progress is at stake. Elected governments are more likely to implement short-term policies to woo citizens, so that they can get re-elected. Nation needs long-term policies for sustainable development.
  • Political illiteracy is still high in India. This is resulting in the ignorance of power of vote. Hence vote bank politics are a big obstacle of India’s progress.
  • Power distribution is giving chance to more political representatives to misuse the power.
  • Democracy results in the delay of political decisions, so does the progress. Currently a lot of ills are pending in the parliament, waiting to be passed. Many times, people do not accept the decisions and protest against them, resulting in further delay of development.

Against :-

  • India is world’s largest democracy. And India is one of fastest growing GDPs. This is the proof that democracy has not hampered India’s progress.
  • Democracy ensures that no voice is neglected. Bills are scrutinized by representatives in the parliament, so that the improved version of the bill will be passed. Thereby inclusive growth takes place, that means the fruits of development reaches everyone equally. A nation’s progress is a real progress only if it reaches it’s entire population.
  • China is a communist country. It could become the world’s biggest manufacturing hub, because of it’s quick implementation  of policies and with no efficient opposition for the government. But the growth is not sustainable. Now China’s economy is slowing down.
  • Favoritism and nepotism can be checked and questioned in India.
  • There is no guarantee that monarchial form of government will improve India’s progress.
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Conclusion :-

Democracy did not hamper India’s progress and indeed democracy is the reason for inclusive growth in India. Democracy also ensures that the progress is sustainable. Though there are some loopholes in democracy, it is the destiny of every country. People are now aware of their basic rights. Everyone wants democracy because they want to be ruled by themselves and not by others.

Even if democracy results in slow progress, the best thing is that we have a say in politics and decisions of the government. So, with the increase in the political literacy levels, every democratic country will definitely progress.

Afterwords :- Do you think democracy has hampered India’s progress? Express your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • Jay, Aug 25, 2020 @ 7:09 pm Reply

    the problem is perhaps not with democracy but with universal adult franchise. As it is mentioned above that people are politically illiterate, it is very easy for a leader to manipulate their opinion via fake news and propaganda. Therefore i believe some sort of eligibility on the basis of intellect of a person should be introduced to cast his vote

  • Yogesh, Jul 7, 2018 @ 10:35 am Reply

    In my opinion, Democracy dont hampered the India’s progress, in fact it is the reason behind the exponential growth of our country. I admit some loopholes are there in our democracy which is due to our illiteracy in the politics, So, with the increase in the political literacy levels, every democratic country will definitely progress.

  • Tinku paul, May 19, 2018 @ 7:26 pm Reply

    Democracy doesn’t hamper India’s progress Rather in a democratic country everyone has right to cast their vote and select their leader. People send their leader to the parliament. Democracy means by the people, of the people and for the people. so representative will take care of our problem. But sometimes some of the people they misuse their power , they want to take advantage this is not good. Those are elected by the people at the time when they take oath they promise they will take care of the people and take care of the country, they should not forget their promise. Democracy is not bad but people should not misuse it.

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