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Karnataka Election

Elections in India 2018

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Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 2018 is likely to be held in the month of April as the term for the state ends in May 2018. more

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Karnataka Govt Accepts Lingayats as Separate Religion With just a few weeks left in the Assembly polls in Karnataka, the state government has finally given a green signal to the suggestion of giving Lin..Read More
Another New Party to Field Candidates in Karnataka Polls Vatal Nagaraj, the Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader, has announced the formation of a new party ahead of the Assembly polls in Karnataka. The n..Read More
Rahul Gandhi to Visit Karnataka for the Third Time According to a Congress party official, Rahul Gandhi would kick off his third visit to the poll-bound Karnataka from Tuesday. The visit is reported ..Read More
Siddaramaiah Confident of Retaining Karnataka Siddaramaiah, the present Karnataka Chief Minister, has expressed confidence that Congress would retain the power in the state and went even further..Read More
JD(S) Using All Tricks to Get Its Candidate Elected in Rajya Sabha According to the buzz doing rounds in the political circles, the JD(S) is trying everything to get its candidate elected into the Rajya Sabha from K..Read More
Ex-Policewoman's Party to Contest in Karnataka Polls A newly launched party that goes by the name of Bharatiya Janashakti Congress (BJC) has announced that it would contest on 15 seats in the upcoming ..Read More
O P Rawat: Karnataka Poll Dates to be Revealed by April 15 Om Prakash Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner, has declared that the dates for the Karnataka Assembly polls would be announced by April 15. He a..Read More
Congress Releases Charge Sheet Accusing BJP The Congress has released a 'charge sheet' against BJP for the top 10 betrayals the party has done to people. The list is titled NAmage MOsa..Read More
Siddaramaiah Comments on Bringing His Son into Politics Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has stated that his son has neither decided nor asked for the party's ticket for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. He ad..Read More
Tweet Accuses Congress of Impartiality in Ticket Distribution M Veerappa Moily, a Senior Congress leader, has found himself in trouble after eyebrows were raised on a tweet made by him. The social media post im..Read More
Yogi: BJP Would do Well in UP 2019 Polls The defeat of BJP in UP bypolls has been portrayed in a new light by the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Despite the shocking setback, he has ass..Read More
Tripura Bypolls Increases BJP presence in the Assembly Jishnu Debbarma, the Tripura Deputy Chief Minister and BJP nominee, won the Assembly by-election yesterday. The by-polls were held for the Charilam ..Read More
BJP to Adopt Different Strategies for Different Parts of Karnataka BJP, which is facing a fierce competition from Congress in the poll-bound Karnataka, has decided to give a new edge to its poll campaign strategy. T..Read More
Siddaramaiah to Yogi: Spend Less Time Lecturing Karnataka Taking a jab at the recent shameful defeat of BJP in the UP bypolls, Karnataka's CM Siddaramaiah has chided Yogi Adityanath by stating that the ..Read More
BJP May Reconsider Decision of Fielding Priests in Karnataka Poll After the shocking defeat in UP bypolls, BJP may give a second thought to giving party tickets to priests. The Gorakhpur seat which had been held fo..Read More
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India Elections

Elections in India are the largest democratic electoral exercise in the world. Results of these elections are followed closely as they have a direct bearing on the lives of the country's over 1.3 billion population.

The government of India is based on Federalism. There are 3 levels where elected officials can be appointed: state, federal and local levels. Election Commission of India is the apex body which oversees all the matters related to elections.

The Parliament of India has 2 houses: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The members of Lok Sabha elect the Prime Minister of the country. It is also known as lower house. And comprises a total of 552 members. From states, 530 members are selected, while 20 members in the Lok Sabha represent the union territories. Two of the members are chosen from the Anglo Indian community by the President. The members of the Lok Sabha are elected every 5 years.

Earlier, in 1952, there were a total of 1874 candidates contesting for seats in the Lok Sabha. The number of candidates vying for the seat rose to 13952 in 1996 and in 2009, there were 8070 candidates.

For the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the expenditure was about Rs 37.5 crore. The election was conducted in a total of 9 stages. The cost per voter was estimated to be Rs 17. Votes were cast using EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines). In the 2014 general elections, BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance) secured 282 seats and rose to power. Narendra Modi then became the Prime Minister of India.

While Lok Sabha is called the lower house, the upper house of Parliament is called Rajya Sabha. It consists of 250 members which are elected from states' legislative assemblies and the Electoral College of Union Territories. The tenure for the Rajya Sabha is 6 years and comprises 238 members. After two years, one-third of the members retire. Twelve members from different fields, like scientists, artists, sports personality, journalists, businessmen, jurists and more, are also nominated.


YearElectionTotal seatsPartySeats % votesPartySeats % votesPartySeats % votes
201416th Lok Sabha545BJP28231.34%INC4419.52%AIADMK373.31%
200915th Lok Sabha545INC20628.55%BJP11618.80%SP233.23%
200414th Lok Sabha543INC14526.53%BJP13822.16%CPM435.66%
199913th Lok Sabha545BJP18223.75%INC11428.30%CPM335.40%
199812th Lok Sabha545BJP18225.59%INC14125.82%CPM325.16%
199611th Lok Sabha543BJP16120.29%INC14028.80%JD4623.45%
199110th Lok Sabha521INC23236.26%BJP12020.11%JD5911.84%
19899th Lok Sabha529INC19739.53%JD14317.79%BJP8511.36%
19848th Lok Sabha514INC40449.01%TDP304.31%CPM225.87%
19807th Lok Sabha529 ( 542* )INC(I)35142.69%JNP(S)419.39%CPM376.24%
19776th Lok Sabha542JP33041.32%INC15434.52%CPM224.29%
19715th Lok Sabha518INC35243.68%CPM255.12%CPI234.73%
19674th Lok Sabha520INC28340.78%SWA448.67%BJS359.31%
19623rd Lok Sabha494INC36144.72%CPI299.94%SWA187.89%
19572nd Lok Sabha494INC37147.78%CPI278.92%PSP1910.41%
1951-521st Lok Sabha489INC36444.99%CPI163.29%SOC1210.59%

*Twelve seats in Assam and one in Meghalaya did not vote

Current Political Scenario

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 were held in Tripura on February 18. The polls for both Nagaland and Meghalaya were held on February 27. The results were declared on March 3. Next in the line is Karnataka election, which is expected to take place in April-May. Mizoram's election will take place towards the end of the year - October-November. Rajasthan's assembly election will start in December 2018 and will carry into 2019.

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in 2019 and it remains to be seen whether the BJP will be able to emerge victorious for the second time as well.

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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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