/ Uncategorized / By Ritik Question Why did India opt for representative democracy? Explain. Answer India is a vast country; it is difficult to devise a method for the direct participation of the people in the governmence of the country. Therefore, representative democracy has been adopted in India. Under this system, people elect their representatives who governed on their behalf. This means India is indirectly governed by the people through their elected representatives like Panchs, Municipal Councillors, Members of Legislative Assemblies or Members of Parliament.