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President, PM lead nation in paying tributes to Kalam President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying rich tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam..Read More
President, PM pay tributes to Kalam at airport President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to late former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam at the techni..Read More
Parliament pays respect to Kalam, adjourned for two days Parliament was adjourned for two days on Tuesday as a mark of respect to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died in Meghalaya on Monday. When ..Read More
Kalam connected with country's development, welfare: Manik Sarkar Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he had "intimately" conne..Read More
Kerala assembly pays tribute to Kalam Kerala legislators on Tuesday paid tribute to late president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam exactly 10 years after he had addressed the state assembly. Exactly ..Read More
Bihar CM slammed by BJP for taking all the credit Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was slammed on Monday by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who alleged that the state CM can not take all the cred..Read More
Kalam body flown to New Delhi The body of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday evening in Shillong- the capital of Meghalaya, was flown to New Delhi on Tuesday..Read More
Kalam was a leading light: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his deep condolences over the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying that he was a le..Read More
Kalam was great human being: Manmohan Singh Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condoled the death of A.P.J Abdul Kalam, saying he "greatly benefited from his advice as preside..Read More
Kalam's death personal loss for me: Mukherjee President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condoled the death of of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying it was a "personal loss" for him..Read More
Kalam was scholar statesman, great scientific mind: Sonia Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed her "deepest condolences" at the death of former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, describi..Read More
Kalam served India till last breath: Advani BJP leader L.K. Advani on Monday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying "he served mother India literally until the ..Read More
Rajnath condoles Kalam's death Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying it was "an irreparable loss". &quo..Read More
India has lost an icon: Chandrababu Naidu Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday expressed his deep shock and anguish over the demise of former president A.P.J. Abdul K..Read More
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Bihar has developed in last one decade: Nitish Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the state had developed in the last 10 years and his government had worked for its development..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:



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.

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.

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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