Why did India opt for a democratic set-up? In your opinion, how far have we succeeded in this respect?
The path that independent India had to follow was planned during the freedom struggle itself.It aimed at vesting the sovereign power in the hand of the people. Hence, India opted for a democracy.
It was necessary to have a system where every section of society would be represented. Every community, religion and language would enjoy equal status. Equality means equality of status and opportunity without any discrimination. It achieved 70 years of destination without any major or minor problems, that is why our democracy is the world largest and successful democracy.