The largest democratic election in the world is India. India is presently holding 15th general elections after Independence (15th Lok Sabha election). This 15th general elections (Lok Sabha) will be completing in five phases and already 3 phases have election has been done on April 16th, April 22nd and April 30th. The two more phases are remaining on May 7th and May 13th, 2009. The final results of the Indian general elections will be announced after 2 days on May 16, 2009. The counting of votes will be started from the morning and it result will be announced by afternoon. This year it is also expecting that no single part will get the magic figure to set up their own government. They need to take support from other small parties to set up government. The contest is going among the three parties i.e. Congress, BJP (Bhartiya Janata party) and CPIM (Communist Party of India Marxist).
Electronic voting machines
From 2004 election, the election in India is being conducted using Electronic Voting Machines (known as EVM).It's hard to believe but there are 1,368,430 voting machines are available across the country.
Polling schedule in Indian Election 2009:
April 16th 2009 – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep
April 22nd 2009 – Manipur
April 23rd 2009 – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Orissa, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand
April 30th 2009 – Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
May 07th 2009 – West Bengal, Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
May 13th 2009 – Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal (including maor seat of Kolkata and Barrackpore) ,Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Puducherry
General Election (Lok Sabha Chunav) held once in a five year as per Indian Constitution. The previous general election in India (Lok Sabha Chunav) was held in June 2004. The whole process of the general election (Lok Sabha chunav) is conducted by the members Election Commission of India. In this year, it is shown in the Indian budget that nearly Rs.1,100 (Indian Rupee) crores was budgeted for whole election expenses in all parts of the India.
There are more than 820,000 polling stations in the largest democratic country. The polling station has been increased by 20% over compared to 2004 election.
Barrackpore Election (Barrackpore Lok Sabha Chunav)
Barrackpore Lok Sabha chunav election will be on 13th May 2009. The contest is going on between CPM party candidate Mr. Tarit Baran Topdar and Trinamool Congress leader Mr. Trivedi. CPM is winning in Barrackpore belt for more than 25 years though Barrackpore belt is not getting any development. Barrackpore election belt also concludes major places like Shyamnagar, Kankinara, Bhatpara, Naihati and Kachrapara. The only support Trinamool Congress will be getting from places like Barrackpore and Kankinara. All the Jule mill are closing but yet people are still votiong CPIM. It seems that they have decided that they will also vote for CPIM till death whether they get any development or not. The time has come to rise for the Barrackpore people and do some change. Because until or unless, the changes will not be done.. the won't get any development in their local area.
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