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Elections in India

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The states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well as the union territory of Puducherry went to polls in 2016. The BJP wrested Assam and ended the Congress' 15-year-long tenure in the state. Regional parties TMC and AIADMK defied anti-incumbency and returned to power in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively. Main opposition LDF won in Kerala while the Congress clinched victory in Puducherry.

The states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand will go to polls in the first half of 2017. The contest promises to be fierce among SP, BSP, BJP and Congress in the politically significant state of Uttar Pradesh which has the highest number of Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha constituencies in India. After tasting success in Assam, the BJP is projecting itself ambitiously as a viable alternative to the Congress in Manipur this time and also the Northeast at large.
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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 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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