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Karnataka Elections

H D Kumaraswamy to contest from two Karnataka constituencies
Janata Dal (Secular) party released its second list of 56 candidates on Friday, for the Assembly polls which are going to be held on May 12, in Karn..Read More
G T Deve Gowda completes formalities of filing nomination
According to media reports, various political leaders including JD(S) leader G T Deve Gowda and CM Siddaramaiah went to the office of the returning ..Read More
CM Siddaramaiah files nomination, BJP releases third list on Friday
Hundreds of candidates filed their nominations across the state on Friday. Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, RV Deshpande, SS Mallikarjun were among those ..Read More
Yeddyurappa says Lingayats issue boomeranged on Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa has filed his nomination for the May 12 polls in Shikaripura in Shivamogg..Read More
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Richest Congress nominee worth Rs. 700 crores
According to the nomination papers filed by Congress nominees, the richest nominee for state Legislative Assembly polls is D. K. Shivakumar. He has ..Read More
BJP MLA Sanjay Patil says Karnataka election is about Ram Mandir vs Babri Masjid
BJP MLA Sanjay Patil recently made a communal remark which has led to much outrage in the politics of the state. Patil said- “This election is..Read More
Amit Shah asks Karnataka BJP to sacrifice sleep and comfort
BJP Chief Amit Shah reminded the party members that Karnataka Assembly elections, which are scheduled to be held on May 12 are not ordinary election..Read More
Political bookies sway in favor of BJP
The political betting parties have become active as Karnataka is going to polls on May 12 and results are going to be out on May 15. Bookies have sh..Read More
Senior Congress leader Moily says no to a post-poll alliance with JD(S)
Senior Congress Leader Veerappa Moily on Wednesday has said that the party is in a much better situation in the poll-bound Karnataka. He has dismiss..Read More
Siddaramaiah says he is still under pressure to contest from north Karnataka
Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah says on Wednesday that he is still under pressure to contest from north Karnataka though he is unwilling to..Read More
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: AIADMK going to contest on two seats
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam annou..Read More
Amit Shah on a two-day visit to Bengaluru on Basava Jayanti
Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Bengaluru from Wednesday. The purpose of this visit on Basava Jayanti is to stre..Read More
Congress claims to accommodate remaining party members in future Karnataka Government
The Congress party on Tuesday has claimed that it is going to accommodate the aspiring candidates of the party in the future Karnataka Government. C..Read More
Congress fields more Lingyats and reduces the number of Muslim candidates
Congress party has reduced the number of Muslim candidates and has increased Lingyat candidates for the upcoming polls which are going to be held on..Read More
Karnataka Polls 2018: Freebies seized by the monitoring teams
The surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams appointed by the Election Commission in poll-bound Karnataka have seized freebies like cookers and..Read More
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Elections in India

Elections in India are the largest democratic electoral exercise in the world. Results of these elections are followed closely as they have a direct bearing on the lives of the country's over 1.3 billion population.

The government of India is based on Federalism. There are 3 levels where elected officials can be appointed: state, federal and local levels. Election Commission of India is the apex body which oversees all the matters related to elections.

The Parliament of India has 2 houses: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The members of Lok Sabha elect the Prime Minister of the country. It is also known as lower house. And comprises a total of 552 members. From states, 530 members are selected, while 20 members in the Lok Sabha represent the union territories. Two of the members are chosen from the Anglo Indian community by the President. The members of the Lok Sabha are elected every 5 years.

Earlier, in 1952, there were a total of 1874 candidates contesting for seats in the Lok Sabha. The number of candidates vying for the seat rose to 13952 in 1996 and in 2009, there were 8070 candidates.

For the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the expenditure was about Rs 37.5 crore. The election was conducted in a total of 9 stages. The cost per voter was estimated to be Rs 17. Votes were cast using EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines). In the 2014 general elections, BJP-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance) secured 282 seats and rose to power. Narendra Modi then became the Prime Minister of India.

While Lok Sabha is called the lower house, the upper house of Parliament is called Rajya Sabha. It consists of 250 members which are elected from states' legislative assemblies and the Electoral College of Union Territories. The tenure for the Rajya Sabha is 6 years and comprises 238 members. After two years, one-third of the members retire. Twelve members from different fields, like scientists, artists, sports personality, journalists, businessmen, jurists and more, are also nominated.


YearElectionTotal seatsPartySeats % votesPartySeats % votesPartySeats % votes
201416th Lok Sabha545BJP28231.34%INC4419.52%AIADMK373.31%
200915th Lok Sabha545INC20628.55%BJP11618.80%SP233.23%
200414th Lok Sabha543INC14526.53%BJP13822.16%CPM435.66%
199913th Lok Sabha545BJP18223.75%INC11428.30%CPM335.40%
199812th Lok Sabha545BJP18225.59%INC14125.82%CPM325.16%
199611th Lok Sabha543BJP16120.29%INC14028.80%JD4623.45%
199110th Lok Sabha521INC23236.26%BJP12020.11%JD5911.84%
19899th Lok Sabha529INC19739.53%JD14317.79%BJP8511.36%
19848th Lok Sabha514INC40449.01%TDP304.31%CPM225.87%
19807th Lok Sabha529 ( 542* )INC(I)35142.69%JNP(S)419.39%CPM376.24%
19776th Lok Sabha542JP33041.32%INC15434.52%CPM224.29%
19715th Lok Sabha518INC35243.68%CPM255.12%CPI234.73%
19674th Lok Sabha520INC28340.78%SWA448.67%BJS359.31%
19623rd Lok Sabha494INC36144.72%CPI299.94%SWA187.89%
19572nd Lok Sabha494INC37147.78%CPI278.92%PSP1910.41%
1951-521st Lok Sabha489INC36444.99%CPI163.29%SOC1210.59%

*Twelve seats in Assam and one in Meghalaya did not vote

Current Political Scenario

The year 2017 witnessed the BJP spreading its influence over a major part of the country. However, there are prominent elections coming up in 2018 which can prove game-changing situations for leading parties.

The first assembly election of 2018 were held in Tripura on February 18. The polls for both Nagaland and Meghalaya were held on February 27. The results were declared on March 3. Next in the line is Karnataka election, which is expected to take place in April-May. Mizoram's election will take place towards the end of the year - October-November. Rajasthan's assembly election will start in December 2018 and will carry into 2019.

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in 2019 and it remains to be seen whether the BJP will be able to emerge victorious for the second time as well.

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Election System in India

Types of Elections in India

Following are the major types of elections in the country:
  • Elections to Lok Sabha
  • Elections to Rajya Sabha
  • Elections to State Assemblies
  • Elections to Legislative Council
  • Elections to the posts of President, Vice-President.
  • Elections to Local Bodies
    • Municipal Corporation
    • Gram Panchayat Elections
    • Zila Panchayat Elections
    • Block Panchayat Elections

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 326, 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 61st 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), 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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