9th Class Social Science Working of Institutions

  • question_answer 9) The race to become minister is not new. Here is a cartoon depicting ministerial aspirants waiting to get a berth in Nehru's Cabinet after the 1962 elections. Why do you think political leaders are so keen to become ministers?


    Political leaders are keen to become ministers for the following reasons (a)They want to fulfill the promises made to the electorate at the time of elections. In this way, at the time of the next election, they will be in a favorable position to win again.   (b)Becoming a minister gives them many additional powers which they would not have if they were only MPs.   (c)They can fulfill their ambitions and also help many of their family members, associates and friends by sanctioning various schemes which give benefit to them.  

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