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Indira Jaising backs AAP government over MHA notification Senior advocate Indira Jaising backed the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government in its tussle with the union home ministry that issued a notification..Read More
Delhi ACB has jurisdiction to arrest Delhi Police officials: HC The Delhi High Court on Monday, holding that city government's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) has "jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute&..Read More
Modi government failed to revive economic growth: Congress leader Former union minister and AICC spokesperson Jitin Prasada on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for failing to revive eco..Read More
Modi congratulates CBSE class 12 performers Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated those who passed the CBSE class 12 examination. The results were announced in New Delhi on Monday. "..Read More
Modi satisfied at progress in India-Vietnam ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed satisfaction at the progress made in defence and security cooperation between India and Vietnam. Du..Read More
Kejriwal to meet Delhi's civic bodies' employees Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet commissioners and representatives of employees' unions of the civic bodies of Delhi on June 1 to ..Read More
AAP public meeting today on government's 100 days, to attack Centre Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers will hold a public meeting in New Delhi today to mark 100 days of the AAP government amid a r..Read More
Modi may announce OROP implementation at Mathura rally Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce implementation of the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme concerning ex-servicemen at his rally in..Read More
Smriti Irani implementing RSS agenda: Congress The Congress on Sunday accused Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani of playing with the country's future by implementing the agenda ..Read More
Gujjars intensify stir, block Jaipur-Agra highway A day after talks between Gujjars and the Rajasthan government over reservation failed to make any headway, protesting Gujjars on Sunday intensified..Read More
Jayalalithaa launches 201 Amma Canteens, populist schemes A day after she was sworn in as chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa on Sunday inaugurated 201 Amma Canteens and various populist schemes across the stat..Read More
Khap Panchayats part of old traditions: Haryana CM Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that Khap Panchayats have been part of old traditions and playing a crucial role in 'B..Read More
Indian politics to revolve around BJP, says Jaitley Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the central pole of Indian politics and, in future, ..Read More
LG-AAP row: Notification illegal, says Subramanium The central government's notification giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the final say in posting and transfer of Delhi government bureaucrats is &..Read More
Parrikar visits forward positions on LoC Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday visited forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. De..Read More
Rahul meets ex-servicemen on OROP Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a delegation of ex-servicemen and discussed the issue of one rank one pension (OROP) with them...Read More
We'll come to power in Bihar: Jaitley Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hopeful of winning the Bihar assembly election later this year an..Read More
Panneerselvam again reverts to No.2 position For the second time in his political career, AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was Tamil Nadu's stop gap chief minister till party's general se..Read More
Jayalalithaa sworn-in as TN chief minister AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time on Saturday. Jayalalithaa, 67, was administ..Read More
Congress not in favour of appealing against Jayalalithaa Karnataka's ruling Congress on Friday advised its government not to appeal against the state high court verdict, acquitting AIADMK supremo J. Ja..Read More
Lalu pops Manjhi's name, Nitish skips meeting Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in New Delhi on Friday proposed roping in former Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United rebel Jitan..Read More
Civic bodies not serious about curbing air pollution: Sisodia Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday accused the three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in the national capital of not making "..Read More
No political clash in Birbhum: Mamata Accusing a section of the media of distorting facts, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that there were no political clash..Read More
Hashimpura massacre: UP appeals against 16 policemen's acquittal The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday moved the Delhi High Court, challenging a court's verdict in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case acquitting..Read More
Rahul Gandhi to visit Kerala Taking forward his proactive role, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi would undertake a two-day trip to Kerala next week, during which he is sched..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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