General Election 2019:Things to know as India the largest democracy goes to voting phase1

General Election India 2019|Things to know  about Indian governance system

This General Election some 1.3 billion voters in India will elect members to the lower house of Parliament.The election that will spread over seven phases and end on May 19

If you are a first time voter or have lost the touch with stuff that was taught to you in school . Here’s a quick refresher.There are basically four types of elections held in India .

  • Lok Sabha,/the word “lok'” means common people /lower house.This is the important election that takes place once in 5 years. A party needs 272 MPs to stake claim to form the Central Government. If a party doesn’t have 272 MPs on its own it can ally with other parties and form the government. Leader of the party/alliance takes oath as the Prime Minister.
  • State Legislative Assemblies,People directly elect their representatives for the Legislative assembly. Total strength of each assembly depends on each State, mostly based on size and population .
  • Rajya Sabha: They are elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly of the respective states. Rajya Sabha MP has a 6 year term
  • local panchayat ,local body or city corporation council;directly elected

Expect for the members of Rajya Sabha or the Upper House all the representatives are elected directly by  the people. If you remember the preamble it reads like

 WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute 
 to secure to all its citizens  JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
 LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
 EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
 FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

India follows the parliamentary system of government where the lower house — known as the Lok Sabha — comprises elected representatives. There are a total of 545 seats, two of which are nominated by the president, while the rest are contested.

The party that wins the majority of seats in the lower house  forms the  government at center.The government at center represents how we the people of India want our country to be run.So elections are important process for democracy.India is a quasi-federal state.

BJP and Congress are major big parties and contenders this year.As per many analysts though, like last year BJP isn’t going to get clear seats this time. Comment and let us know what are your predictions,who do you think is going to make government at center this time?

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Voting Today Live News Updates: At least two people were killed in poll-related violence in Tadipatri after TDP and YSRCP factions clashed outside a polling booth. Western UP seats recorded 51 per cent polling till 3 pm while in J&K the voter turnout till 3 pm was 46 per cent.

Source: Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Voting LIVE: Violence, technical glitches, missing names mar 1st phase of polling

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