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When and Why is a State Assembly Dissolved
Dissolution of State Assembly

Although the legislative assemblies complete their normal tenure as prescribed by the Indian Constitution, yet their dissolution at an earlier date is not uncommon. Recently, The Union Cabinet approved dissolution of the Delhi Assembly on the basis of the recommendation made by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Subsequently, President Pranab Mukherjee dissolved the Delhi Assembly. There are several reasons for the dissolution of a state Assembly. Similarly, there are methods and processes to ensure that dissolution happens in a legally compliant manner. Why is Legislative Assembly Dissolved? As per the provisions of Article 356 of Indian Constitution, [...]Read more

Voters’ Awareness and its Importance
Voters’ Awareness and its Importance

In democracy, it is not simply enough to inform voters about election dates. In order to help the electorates take an informed decision, it is quintessential to sensitise them about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Moreover, voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos, backgrounds of the contesting candidates and armed with several other information to help them cast an ‘enlightened’ vote. Efforts of Election Commission to Create Voters’ Awareness In one of the recent efforts to motivate voters to exercise their right to vote [...]Read more

Procedure for Enrollment in Voter’s List or Electoral Roll
Procedure for Enrollment in Voter’s List or Electoral Roll

Electoral Roll, also referred as the voter’s list, is the official list of all those people in a constituency who are entitled to vote in an election. Every citizen of India above the age of 18 is required to get enrolled in the voter’s list so that he/she is able to exercise the right to vote. Besides facilitating smooth conduct of democratic processes, it also helps in preventing electoral fraud. Eligibility Criteria for Enrollment in Electoral Roll As per the Article 326 of Indian Constitution and Section 19 of the Representation of the People (R.P.) Act of [...]Read more

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