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Who will Win Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017?

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Assembly elections were held in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand between February 4 and March 8, 2017. They were held in single phase in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand. In Manipur, elections were held in two phases while in Uttar Pradesh, they were conducted in seven phases.

The political pundits termed it as a triangular fight between the SP-Congress alliance, BSP and the BJP in the politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh which has the highest number of Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha constituencies in India. But when the results came out on March 11, they gave entirely another picture. The BJP clean sweeped with 325 seats and the SP-Congress alliance mustered only 50+ seats while the BSP was able to get less than twenty seats.

The next few months will witness more states going to the polls. State elections will be held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh by December, 2017. In 2018, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, 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


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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), Nationalist 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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