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350 Maharashtra AAP activists join Swaraj Abhiyan Accusing Arvind Kejriwal of 'murdering democracy' in the Aam Aadmi Party, around 350 party activists and leaders joined the Swaraj Abhiyan, ..Read More
Modi expresses grief over Madhya Pradesh accident Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the bus accident in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district in which at least 21 people were..Read More
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India should share Nepal's pain: Modi Observing that the situation in earthquake-hit Nepal was "beyond our imagination", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India ..Read More
Assam CM concerned over militant activities in northeast Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday expressed concern over the attacks on security forces by militant groups in the northeast region and aske..Read More
Put on hold new rule on nurses jobs abroad, Kerala tells Centre The Kerala government has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to put on hold the new order that requires all Indian nurses going to 1..Read More
Allegations against Kumar Vishwas baseless: AAP The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday dismissed as "baseless" allegations that party leader Kumar Vishwas was having an affair with a party ..Read More
Parrikar condones police failure to nab convicted minister Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday tried to condone Goa Police for their inability to nab a convicted former minister Francisco Pacheco, wh..Read More
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Modi joins Chinese social media site Weibo Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Twitter on Monday that he has joined Chinese micro blogging website Weibo. The prime minister uploaded an ..Read More
President condoles passing away of Baleshwar Ram President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condoled the passing away of former union minister and veteran Congress leader from Bihar, Baleshwar Ram. In a ..Read More
Women's commission summons AAP leader Kumar Vishwas The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on the basis of a complaint filed by a party volunteer allegi..Read More
Shiv Sena warns of more unrest in police department In the wake of the homicide and suicide of two police personnel which has shocked Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Monday sounded a note of warning abo..Read More
Sukhbir Badal's company to pay Rs.24 lakh to Moga victim Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company will pay the Rs.24 lakh compensation announced by the state ..Read More
Yadav attacks AAP, says people feel cheated Expelled Aam Admi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday attacked his former party, alleging it has become centralised despite enjoying plenty of goo..Read More
Modi to call on Atmasthananda, visit Belur Math on May 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Ramakrishna Math and call on Ramakrishna Mission's president Swami Atmasthananda during his t..Read More
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NGOs should take part in Nepal's rehabilitation: Arun Jaitley Non-government organisations (NGO) should participate in the rehabilitation of earthquake-hit Nepal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. &..Read More
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Kejriwal defends Tomar, seeks trial of media Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday defended his Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused of faking his law degree, and called for a &q..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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