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Open for dialogue with anyone, within constitutional framework: Rajnath Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the government was open to a dialogue with anyone on different contentious issues, provided..Read More
Don't fall prey to Congress tactics, Naidu tells parties Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged political parties not to fall prey to the Congress's tactics of obstructing parl..Read More
AAP opens its account in electoral politics in Kerala The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) opened its account in electoral politics in Kerala on Wednesday. The AAP won the by-election in the 21st ward at Cherthala..Read More
Government took away farmers' land for corporates: Rahul Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again lashed out at the Narendra Modi government on the sensitive land issue, saying that it had &..Read More
DMK not to contest assembly by-election: Karunanidhi DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday said that the party would not contest the June 27 by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the Radhakri..Read More
Never misused public office: Manmohan Singh Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday hit out at allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against his government, saying that he n..Read More
Government pushing aside weaker sections: Rahul Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of pushing aside "weaker sections like farmers and fishe..Read More
Where are the good days, AAP questions Modi Around 100 supporters of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a noisy protest in New Delhi on Wednesday, questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi-l..Read More
Much at stake for Kerala parties in Aruvikara bypoll With their prestige at stake, the ruling Congress, the CPI-M and the BJP in Kerala are gearing themselves up for the June 27 by-election to the stat..Read More
TDP's three-day conclave kicks off in Hyderabad The Telugu Desam Party's three-day conclave kicked off at Gandipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday. TDP's president and Andhra Pr..Read More
Modi pays tribute to Nehru Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid his tributes to country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. "T..Read More
Why didn't Congress set up TV channel for farmers, asks minister Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for not ensuring a dedicated TV channel for farmers despite running the co..Read More
Rajnath takes jibe at Rahul for questioning Modi's foreign travel Taking a veiled dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who recently asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit farm markets and the families ..Read More
BJP, government enlist achievements, Congress hits back Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a channel dedicated to farmers to mark his government's first anniversary while union ministers..Read More
Centre won't create hurdles in AAP government's work: Rajnath Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the Centre will not create any hurdles in the functioning of the AAP government in Delhi, but added..Read More
AAP tears into Centre's notification, right to impeach Jung sought The Delhi assembly on Tuesday slammed the Centre for seeking to curb the powers of the Arvind Kejriwal government through a notification while an AA..Read More
India's eyes not shut on Dawood, says Rajnath India's eyes were not shut on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, but "some international compulsions" were hindering his extradition from ..Read More
Mamata flays CBI for serving political interests Admitting she once had a "penchant" for seeking CBI probes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the central agen..Read More
Modi visits BJP headquarters Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited BJP headquarters at Ashoka Road in central Delhi and interacted with party officials and staff on co..Read More
Modi first PM to strongly raise border issue with China: Rajnath Asserting the government's commitment to cordial relations with neighbours, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India has tak..Read More
After stand-off, Kejriwal meets Jung Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday for the first time after a stand-off began between the two over posting..Read More
Won't tolerate raising of pro-Pakistan slogans: Rajnath Affirming the BJP's stand on abrogating Article 370 of the constitution, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted the government wi..Read More
No row with AAP, only matter of interpreting constitution: Shah The BJP on Tuesday denied any row or tussle for power between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and BJP-led central government over the home ..Read More
NDA government excellent, always on action mode: Rajnath Terming the one-year progress report of the NDA government as "excellent", union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the coun..Read More
Congress failed the people of Amethi: Smriti Irani Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said that Congress had failed the people of Amethi. She was addressing a rally in ..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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