Explained: India’s Lok Sabha Election | ISH News

Today everyone is waiting for the biggest news which is the Lok Sabha election result. Everyone is waiting to know which party will form the government after the counting is over on 4th June 2024. This is the Lok Sabha elections, also known as General elections. Do you know, as

per Article 83 of the Indian Constitution, Lok Sabha elections must be held once every 5 years. India’s total population is 140 crores. Citizens apply for voter ID cards so that they can cast their votes during elections in the country. There are 97 crore registered voters in the country.

India’s Lok Sabha election is the largest democratic election in the world and was conducted in 7 phases. begining on 19th April 2024 and concluding on 1st June 2024. A total of 64.2 crore voters voted of which around 50% i.e 31.2 crore were women. This made it the highest-ever

participation by women voters in India. India’s current Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the BJP is serving his 2nd term, and ran for the 3rd consecutive year in this election. But, how does the electoral system work in India? How does the consituency results lead election of the PM? I’ll

explain. India’s parliament has 2 houses – Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha or the Lower House for which the elections were held. Lok Sabha has 543 seats. Out of these 543,

524 MPs represent people of 28 states, and 19 MPs represent people of 8 Union Territories. Total is

543 seats. How are the number of MPs from each state decided? Are there 10 or 20 MPs from each state and UT? Number of MPs from each state is based on the population of the state. Example: Uttar Pradesh is the most populated and has 80 seats. Andhra Pradesh

has 25 seats. Maharashtra has 48 seats. North Eastern States like Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland and others have 1 seat each based on their population. Higher the population, more the number of seats. Number of seats is based on the population of the state. For example: Even though there are 80

MPs from UP, all are not from BJP. Various parties file nomination for different constituencies and win the seats during the election. Similarly in AP and Maharashtra too, various parties apply for different constituencies. Then in the Lok Sabha, the party or alliance that has won the most number of

seats, be it the BJP or the INDI Alliance or others. Let’s assume, the INDI Alliance has won more seats and they will then decide on who the PM will be from their alliance. If BJP wins more seats, they will decide who the PM from their party would be.

It can be Modi or Amit Shah or someone else. Interesting! Higher votes lead to the MP being selected and more the MPs from the party leads to the party forming the government. Result of the Lok Sabha election is awaited. Along with the result we will also give you

clear information on the number of MPs from different states. Keep watching ISH News.

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