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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
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
Telangana CM: Panchayat Election in Late February The local body elections will be held in the last week of February, as per Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's decision. Sources sugg..Read More
Meghalaya Elections: NCP Begins Campaigning NCP has finally started campaigning for Meghalaya Election 2018. The General Secretary of the party..Read More
Madhya Pradesh Civic polls currently underway Voting for the Madhya Pradesh Civic polls and Panchayat is currently underway. Voting has begu..Read More
BJP in Talks with MLAs for Defection The saffron party is still in talks with about 5 Meghalaya legislators to urge them to fight the upcoming Read More
Tripura Ensured Poll Security with Battalions As many as 25 companies of state armed forces and central paramilitary forces have been deployed in Tripura for ensuring security during the upcomin..Read More
Congress Looking to Fill Spokesperson Seat Congress is all set to hire new spokespersons in the wake of the upcoming Karnata..Read More
Congress Launched Complain against Man for Presenting Pre-Poll Survey Congress has recently filed a complaint against a man who has posted a video of the pre-poll surveys. Both Congress media convener Nataraja Gowda an..Read More
JDU to Fight Elections in Nagaland Janata Dal (United) is all set to fight the Nagaland election. However, the party is yet to announce..Read More
AAP to Contest Polls for All North-Eastern States Despite not getting much success in expanding its rule in the country, AAP has decided to fight the polls in all the north-eastern states that will ..Read More
Rahul Instructs Against Calling BJP 'Hindu extremists' A meeting was held at Rahul Gandhi's Delhi residence between chief dignitaries of Karnataka State Congress. The prime motto was to report to the..Read More
Nagaland: Tribal bodies to oppose Polls The most prominent tribal body of Nagaland, Naga Hoho, has decided to boycott the ..Read More
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Rahul to Start Campaigning in Feb Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch the first phase of campaigning in the poll-bound state of Karnataka on February 10, as reported by party..Read More
BJP to File Case for 'Extremist' Remark BJP's Karnataka unit is all set to lodge a complaint about defamation of party by Siddaramaiah. The Congress CM earlier in a press meeting accus..Read More
Nagaland: EC Declares Electoral Rolls The Election Commission has finally declared the electoral rolls but the records show a dip in the number of voters as compared to the last election..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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