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Nitish Kumar set to be elected leader of Grand Alliance Newly-elected legislators of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will elect Nitish Kumar as the leader of the legislature party on Saturday ..Read More
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Nitish oath taking to display anti-Modi muscle Congress president Sonia Gandhi and chief ministers of Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh will attend the November 20 oath taking of Bihar..Read More
Manjhi blames RSS chief, Amit Shah for Bihar debacle Former chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday blamed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah for the debacle of the..Read More
Muslim legislators rise from 19 to 23 in Bihar The number of Muslims in Bihar's new 243-member assembly will go up to 23 from 19 in the outgoing house. All the new Muslim legislators are f..Read More
BJP defeat is good news, says Pakistani daily The BJP-led coalition's defeat in Bihar is "arguably the first good news to come from India in the last few months", a Pakistani newsp..Read More
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Bihar mandate is against Modi: Lalu The mandate in Bihar is against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will impact national politics, RJD leader Lalu Prasad said on Monday. "The ..Read More
Bihar (results) to change course of national politics: Shiv Sena ) A day after the Bihar elections results, the Shiv Sena said on Monday the outcome "could change the course of national polit..Read More
Bihar polls: Grand victory for grand alliance In the end most exit polls were widely off the mark, even the ones that had predicted a grand alliance victory in Bihar. For the margin of the RJD-J..Read More
Nitish, Lalu assure development; India Inc. rallies in support A clear mandate in favour of the Grand Alliance confirms Nitish Kumar as the new Chief Minister of Bihar. Addressing the media during the press conf..Read More
Kejriwal, Mamata congratulate Nitish Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee have congratulated Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar after the g..Read More
Rahul is architect of victorious alliance : Nirupam With the results of the Bihar assembly elections indicating a clear sweep by the Mahagathbandhan and placing Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav in the cent..Read More
Nitish-Lalu heading for spectacular victory It's clear now: Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav will win the Bihar assembly elections and the JD(U) leader will continue to be the chief minister. A..Read More
Dramatic reversal in Bihar: grand alliance noses ahead In what is a dramatic reversal of trends, Election Commission results now indicate that the grand alliance may have nosed ahead of the NDA. However,..Read More
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BJP confident of winning: Prakash Javadekar BJP has said it is confident of victory in the Bihar elections. "We are absolutely sure of our win in Bihar. Women have voted in large numbers...Read More
Bihar results: Early trends show gains for NDA Counting of votes is underway in the 2015 Bihar elections. Initial trends indicate that the BJP-led NDA has taken early leads, and is ahead in 15 se..Read More
Tight security for counting of votes in Bihar Elaborate security arrangements have been made for Sunday at 39 centres across Bihar for counting of votes polled in the five-phased assembly electi..Read More
All eyes on Bihar as votes are counted on Sunday Comprehensive security arrangements are in place ahead of the counting of votes for the five-phase Bihar assembly elections on Sunday. The counting ..Read More
NCP not to support BJP-led NDA: Tariq Anwar The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday said it will not support the BJP-led NDA to form the government in Bihar in case of a hung assembly..Read More
Lalu confident of winning 190 seats in Bihar Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad on Saturday said he was confident that his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the JD-U combine will win 190 of t..Read More
HAM will win at least 15 seats: Manjhi Former Bihar chief minister and BJP ally Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that he expects his party, Hindustani Avam Morcha (HAM), to win at least 15 of th..Read More

Election System in India

Types of Elections in India

Following are the major types of elections in the country:

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 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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