The result of the delimitation exercise is that ___
1. Each voter in the smaller sized constituency has equal voice than one in larger constituency
2. The constituencies have roughly equal populations
3. The government is able to make equal investments in social services
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 1 & 2

Delimitation is the process by which the boundaries of electoral constituencies, whether for the Lok Sabha, state assemblies or even local bodies, are periodically redrawn. A democracy ideally operates on a one-man-one-vote principle. However, since the voter in India directly elects only the MP or the MLA representing his or her constituency, for this principle to be translated into practice, constituencies must have roughly equal populations. Otherwise, each voter in a smaller sized constituency would have a greater voice than one in a larger constituency.

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