Political SCENARIO in India
While the Modi wave contributed largely to the elections of the centre and states, it also aided in making distinguished segregations between the politics of the state and centre. The current elections are seeing more enlightened voters when it comes to unfolding what they seek from their representatives.
With the state elections underway, the campaigning is on a high with the parties clamouring for the voters with jingles on subsidies and promises for the future, if they are brought to power. The Opposition is seeking to gain some threshold in these state elections and looking out by giving further subsidies (as is the case in Delhi) to tilt the ball in their court. Seeing the hopeless scenario, the CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury has urged for all the Left and Opposition parties to unite against the single force of Modi led BJP. In the meantime, Mr Modi is seeking to win over the 144 seats lost in the previous election and will be seen holding 40 rallies across these seats.
Elections in India
The world’s largest democracy, its elections are bigger than ever. By voting in the General/Lok Sabha elections every five years, the Indian people directly elect the Prime Minister.
Indian lawmakers employ a bicameral system of government, therefore the Lok Sabha and Upper House make up the parliament (Rajya Sabha). The central and state governments hold distinct amounts of power, according to India's federal government. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are the two houses of the Indian Parliament. Lok Sabha: The country's Prime Minister is chosen by Lok Sabha members. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are the two houses of the Indian Parliament. Lok Sabha: The country's Prime Minister is chosen by Lok Sabha members. It has a total of 552 members and is also referred to as the lower house. 530 members are chosen
from among the states, while the union territories are represented by 20 members of the Lok Sabha. Every five years, the MPs who make up the Lok Sabha are chosen. Rajya Sabha: The Rajya Sabha is the parliament's upper house. The Rajya Sabha is made up of 245 members, each of whom serves a six-year term. Rajya Sabha is designed to represent states in the legislature, and its members are chosen by the members of the respective state assemblies/Electoral college of UTs. 1⁄3 members of Rajya Sabha retire every 2 years.
The supreme and powerful body in charge of overseeing elections in India is the electoral commission. For the election process, it uses electronic voting machines (EVMs). After 2014, the BJP won 303 seats and emerged as the single-largest party in 2019. Narendra Modi was re-elected as Prime Minister.