General Elections Ab-tak

General Elections Ab-tak

India; a subcontinent rich in culture, history, contrast and diversity. 6 major religions, 22 languages and a lot of people. More than 17% of world's population living in an area which fits to one third of the United States. And every 5 years, a marvellous show is put up. The General Elections. In the ongoing general elections more than 900 million of the Indians have become eligible to vote. It is more than the ballots cast in last 7 U.S. Presidential elections combined. In 2014 elections in India there were 8000 candidates from over 450 parties battling for only 543 seats in the lower-house of parliament, known as the LOK-SABHA. An additional 2 seats are nominated by the president from the Anglo-Indian Community. Breaking down the stats, 1 Member of Parliament (MP) represents 1.5 Million Voters compared to the UK where there are 650 seats and each MP represents 72,000 voters. Post the elections whichever party or alliance wins...
Read More