NCERT Solutions for Class VIII Civics: Chapter 3 Why Do We Need a Parliament? Social and Political Life III
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1. Why do you think our national movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?
Under colonial rule, the people had lived in fear of the British govt. & did not agree with many of the decisions that they took.
→ But they faced great danger if they tried to criticised these decisions.
→ The freedom movement changed this situation & the nationalists began to openly criticise the British govt & make demands.
→ They demanded that there be elected members in the legislature with a right to discuss the budget & ask questions.
That is why nationalist movement supported the idea of universal adult franchise, so that the people can take part in the decision making of the country.