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Elections in India 2018

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   In a first-of-its-kind act, four judges of the Supreme Court have publicly accused the Chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra in a press ...Read More
AAP Might Have 20 MLAs Dismissed In a hard blow to AAP, Election Commission has recommended disqualifying 20 MLAs of the party. The decision was taken on the grounds that the sittin..Read More
AAP to Fight Meghalaya Polls AAP has announced that it would contest in the upcoming Assembly polls in Meghalaya. Until now the poll was being seen as a fight between the trio o..Read More
Meghalaya Polls: 100 CAPF Companies Sanctioned As many as 100 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) companies have been sanctioned in order to ensure peaceful polling process for the upcoming Read More
Congress Accuses BJP of Playing Hate Card Congress in Karnataka accused BJP of spreading hate. The working president in the state, Dinesh Gundu Rao, implied that the party had run out of its..Read More
AK Jyoti Considers Electoral Bonds a Right Step Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) A K Jyoti has labelled the introduction of electoral bonds as 'one step towards the right direction.' Howev..Read More
North East Assembly Election Schedule Announced The election schedule for all the poll-bound north-eastern states has been de..Read More
Meghlaya Assembly Polls: AAP Declares Second List of Candidates AAP is out with the second list of candidates who would contest Meghalaya election for the ass..Read More
Siddaramaiah Asserts Link Between Elections and Mahabharata Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has compared the upcoming Assembly election in the state with Mahabharat labelling BJP as Kauravas and Congress as Pandava..Read More
More MLAs Join Congress Congress has shown confidence that 5 MLAs would be joining the party ahead of the assembly elections in the state. The party has not declared the li..Read More
NCP Won't Form Alliance with Congress in Elections Sharad Pawar's NCP launched an attack on the Congress citing lack of development in Meghalaya. NCP General Secretary Praful Patel cleared that t..Read More
Tripura goes to poll on Feb 18 The Election Commission of India has announced the schedule of Tripura Assembly Ele..Read More
Meghalaya goes to poll on Feb 27 The Election Commission of India has announced the schedule of Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018. As per the declaration polls in the state will be h..Read More
Nagaland goes to poll on Feb 27 The Election Commission of India has announced the schedule of Nagaland Assembly Election 2018. As per the declaration polls in the state will be he..Read More
North East Assembly Election Schedule to be Announced Today The election schedule for all the poll-bound north-eastern states is expected to be declared today, January 18. The dates for the Meghalaya electio..Read More
Venugopal Finds Poll Surveys Misleading K.C. Venugopal, Congress General Secretary in Karnataka, has rendered the pre-poll surveys as baseless on Tuesday, January 16. He also dismissed the..Read More

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The year 2017 witnessed the BJP spreading its influence over a major part of the country. However, there are prominent elections coming up in 2018 which can prove game-changing situations for leading parties.

The first assembly election of 2018 will be held in Meghalaya in Feb-March. Elections in states like Nagaland and Tripura will soon follow and might probably take place at the same time as Meghalaya. Next in the line is the Karnataka election, which is expected to take place in April-May. Mizoram's election will take place towards the end of the year from October-November. Rajasthan's assembly election will start in December 2018 and will carry into 2019.

In upcoming election 2018, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, and Mizoram will go to the polls. The Lok Sabha polls will be held in 2019 and it remains to be seen whether the BJP will be able to emerge victorious the second time.

Election System in India

Types of Elections in India

Following are the major types of elections in the country:
  • Elections to Lok Sabha
  • Elections to Rajya Sabha
  • Elections to State Assemblies
  • Elections to Legislative Council
  • Elections to the posts of President, Vice-President.
  • Elections to Local Bodies
    • Municipal Corporation
    • Gram Panchayat Elections
    • Zila Panchayat Elections
    • Block Panchayat Elections

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 326, 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 61st 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), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Janata Dal United (JDU), Shiv Sena. There are also various regional parties in India.
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.

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.

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