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Elections in India

The largest electoral exercise in the world by far is elections in India as it makes close to one billion people exercise their franchise. The results of the elections in India have a bearing on the lives of 1.25 billion people. The whole world takes a keen interest when the elections are underway in the world’s largest democracy. Therefore, there has to be a platform where the electors of this country could find ample information and fodder for considering both attenuating and extenuating factors contributing to the formation of the government in India. is committed to help people, right from a layman to the most erudite member of any community, to get all the past, present and intended information related to politics and elections at a single platform.
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Friendly ties with Bangladesh not at cost of troopers' lives: Rajnath Calling the BSF's non-lethal strategy a "myth", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that friendly relationship with Banglade..Read More
Will release funds for EDMC workers' salaries: Sisodia The Delhi government has decided to release funds for payment of salaries of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers, Deputy ..Read More
Modi lauds secretaries for their good work Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appreciated the good work done by the central government secretaries in the past 10 months, an official st..Read More
Haryana IAS officer Khemka gets another transfer It seems there is no let up for senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka from transfers, as on Wednesday he was once again transferred to an inconsequential ..Read More
Mamata government bans Togadia from entering Bengal The Mamata Banerjee government has issued prohibitory orders banning the entry of VHP international vice president Praveen Togadia in West Bengal, a..Read More
Varanasi on Modi's web site Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared on social media the link to a specially created page on his web site dedicated to Varanasi. The mic..Read More
Murli Manohar Joshi flays Deepika's video Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday flayed Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's video on women empowerment as "height of la..Read More
Centre to intervene in Haryana-Punjab issues The central government will prepare a roadmap within 45 days to find a solution to the water-sharing issues between Haryana and Punjab, a central mi..Read More
Chandy urges Modi to help Keralites in Yemen Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act fast to help Keralites stranded in strife-hit Yemen. In a..Read More
Modi to visit Unesco on April 10 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Unesco headquarters on April 10 to meet its director general Irina Bokova and address various issu..Read More
Odisha CM launches subsidised food scheme Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a scheme in Bhubaneshwar to provide subsidised food to the urban poor in five cities, an ..Read More
President greets people on eve of Mahavir Jayanti President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the nation on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the last Tirthankar..Read More
Coal case: SC stays summons to Manmohan In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the summons issued by a special court in connection with ..Read More
PM Modi greets Odisha people on Utkala Dibasa Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Odisha day - Utkala Dibasa. "Wishing my sisters and b..Read More
PM wishes Hamid Ansari on birthday Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended birthday wishes to Vice President Hamid Ansari and prayed for his good health. "Birthday gre..Read More
BJP, SP spar over farmer woes in Uttar Pradesh The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh have begun sparring, accusing each other of being indifferent ..Read More
250 industries identified for skill development mission: Parsekar The Goa government has identified over 250 industries which will further Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development dream as far as the st..Read More
India to sign international agreement on dry ports The union cabinet on Tuesday gave the nod to the signing and ratifying of an inter-governmental agreement on dry ports that will facilitate and expa..Read More
New Motor Vehicle Act for safe driving on anvil: Gadkari The central government would soon enact a new Motor Vehicle Act, replacing the 1998 law, for road safety, union Road Transport and Highways Minister..Read More
Smriti stresses need for women's empowerment Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed the need for women's empowerment, and said that girls can continue th..Read More
Cabinet nod for quality education in homeopathy The union cabinet on Tuesday approved a new provision to ensure that homeopathy education is made available only by colleges equipped to guarantee q..Read More
Telangana CM's help for tribal girl to become pilot A few days after extending financial assistance to a Muslim woman pilot for her advanced training, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on ..Read More
Delhi government to increase buses The Delhi government on Tuesday said that it would increase the number of buses in the capital under its route revival plan. "We want to make p..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:
  1. Elections to Lok Sabha
  2. Elections to Rajya Sabha
  3. Elections to State Assemblies
  4. Elections to Legislative Council
  5. Elections to the posts of President, Vice-President.
  6. Elections to Local Bodies

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. More...

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.More...

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. More...
  • Delhi
  • PartyWon
  • AAP67
  • BJP3
  • INC0
  • Others0
  • Haryana
  • PartyWon
  • BJP47
  • INLD19
  • INC15
  • Others9
  • NDAWon
  • BJP282
  • TDP16
  • SHS18
  • SAD4
  • PMK1
  • Others18
  • Total336
  • UPAWon
  • INC44
  • RJD4
  • NCP6
  • RLD0
  • JMM2
  • Others3
  • Total59
  • Third FrontWon
  • CPM9
  • CPI1
  • RSP(A)0
  • AIFB0
  • SP5
  • Others72
  • Total87
  • All OthersWon
  • AIADMK37
  • AITC34
  • TRS11
  • YSRCP9
  • AAP4
  • Others3
  • Total98
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