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Modi directs immediate dispatch of relief to quake-hit areas In the wake of a major earthquake that has devastated Nepal and affected many parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed imme..Read More
Delhi government to name scheme after Gajendra Singh The Delhi government on Saturday said that it has decided to name its scheme of providing compensation to farmers whose crop has been destroyed afte..Read More
PM appoints Rudy to assess situation, calls meet on quake Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appointed union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to assess the situation in the states bordering Nepal after a ma..Read More
Services push must to create jobs: Jaitley India has the means and the potential to become a global hub for services with competitive pricing, and become a major source of job creation for mi..Read More
Kejriwal appeals for calm after earthquake Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed for maintaining calm following an earthquake that was felt across India and Nepal, adding ..Read More
One dead in violence during Bengal civic polls One person was shot dead and another received bullet injuries in West Bengal during polling for 91 civic bodies on Saturday. The voter turnout in th..Read More
Monitoring situation after earthquake: Mamata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that she was monitoring the situation after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake was felt across I..Read More
Reaching out to those affected in earthquake: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was working to reach out to those affected in the earthquake that was felt across India and Ne..Read More
BJP trashes Akhilesh's pro-farmer claims The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for trying to foo..Read More
Modi travels in Delhi metro Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday travelled in the Delhi metro. Modi travelled from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka and shared a picture on social netw..Read More
Violence in Wes Bengal civic polls, one killed It is reported that one person has been killed and another sustained a bullet injury in sporadic incidents of violence during polling for West Benga..Read More
UP CM announces 'One City, One Ticket' for Noida, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced a 'One City, One Ticket' facility for Lucknow and Noida cities. Under this s..Read More
Hold Bengaluru civic polls in six months: HC A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the state government and the state Election Commission to hold polls to the Bengalur..Read More
Section of media maligning my government: Mamata Accusing a section of the media of spreading canards to malign her government and create unrest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Frida..Read More
32-33 companies of central forces for civic polls: Mamata A total of 32-33 companies of the central forces are arriving in the state for Saturday's elections to 91 civic bodies, West Bengal Chief Minist..Read More
We are against forcible land acquisition: Mamata Expressing firm opposition to the land acquisition ordinance, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said..Read More
Jaitley holds meet to recast new tax return forms Finance Minister on Friday met key industry representatives for their inputs on modifying the norms and the forms for filing returns but gave no ass..Read More
Delhi CM speaks to dead farmer's kin, assures help Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday assured "best possible help" to the family of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged h..Read More
Results for Kolkata Civic Bodies to be out on Tuesday The results for Kolkata Civic bodies, polling for which is being held today will be declared on April 28th, 2015 i.e; coming tuesday.  Source: ..Read More
Kolkata Civic Polls Voting begins Polling has begun for 91 civic bodies in West Bengal. Polling began at 7 a.m. and is expected to go on till 4 P.M. in the afternoon. A total of 7,63..Read More
Action against those involved in Kerala bar scam: Congress The Congress said on Friday that action would be taken against those who were involved in the Kerala bar scam, if the probe comes out with a report ..Read More
A first in 45 years: RS passes private member's bill For the first time in 45 years, the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a private member's bill to give equal rights to transgenders. "..Read More
Rahul Gandhi prays at Kedarnath shrine After a trek of 16 km to Kedarnath, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at the shrine of Lord Shiva at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on ..Read More
Kejriwal's apology not enough: Political parties The Congress and the BJP on Friday dismissed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology for carrying on with his anti-land bill rally despit..Read More
KCR re-elected unopposed as TRS chief Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unopposed as the president of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). His unanimous election wa..Read More
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Election System in India

Types of Elections in India


Following are the major types of elections in the country:
  1. Elections to Lok Sabha
  2. Elections to Rajya Sabha
  3. Elections to State Assemblies
  4. Elections to Legislative Council
  5. Elections to the posts of President, Vice-President.
  6. Elections to Local Bodies

Right to Vote
The Constituent Assembly adopted the principle of universal adult franchise as the main method of democratic representation in the Lok Sabha and in the State Legislative Assemblies. The original Article 325, providing for adult suffrage fixed the age of eligibility to vote for elections to the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas, at 21 years, but by the 62nd Amendment to this clause passed in 1989, it has been reduced to 18 years.

Election Process in India
In an election, various candidates of different parties contest against each other, out of which the people elect their representative. The stages of the election process of India include delimitation of constituencies wherein the entire area (the whole country in the case of Lok Sabha elections and that particular state in the case of Legislative Assembly elections) is divided into constituencies. After the demarcation of constituency, the voters' list of each constituency is prepared and published and nomination papers are filed by the candidates. Thereafter, nomination papers are scrutinised. The next stage is the campaign by all the candidates and the parties. The election campaign ends 48 hours before the polling. The last step is the counting of votes and declaration of result.

Political Parties in India
A political party is a group of people who want to achieve common goals by contesting elections and exercising political power upon winning. India has a multi-party system. Some of the major political parties in India are: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress, Bahujan Samaj party (BSP), Samajwadi Party, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), National Congress Party (NCP), Janata Dal United (JDU) and Shiv Sena. There are also various regional parties in India.
Election Results

Election Results History

Having commenced in the year 1951, elections in India are held after every five years. The PM is elected by the LS members after each election. More...

Assembly Election Results

Held every five years, MLAs are chosen by the people in Assembly Elections in different states. The Chief Minister is selected by the MLAs thereupon.More...

Lok Sabha Election Results

The 16th Lok Sabha elections will take place in 543 constituencies in April-May. Major political parties like INC, BJP, and AAP will contest the elections. More...
  • Delhi
  • PartyWon
  • AAP67
  • BJP3
  • INC0
  • Others0
  • Haryana
  • PartyWon
  • BJP47
  • INLD19
  • INC15
  • Others9
  • NDAWon
  • BJP282
  • TDP16
  • SHS18
  • SAD4
  • PMK1
  • Others18
  • Total336
  • UPAWon
  • INC44
  • RJD4
  • NCP6
  • RLD0
  • JMM2
  • Others3
  • Total59
  • Third FrontWon
  • CPM9
  • CPI1
  • RSP(A)0
  • AIFB0
  • SP5
  • Others72
  • Total87
  • All OthersWon
  • AIADMK37
  • AITC34
  • TRS11
  • YSRCP9
  • AAP4
  • Others3
  • Total98
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