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PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION IN INDIA India is a constitutional democracy with a parliamentary system of government, and the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular, free and fair elections. Parliamentary election determines the composition of the government. From 1.2 billion people we have to choose 543 persons with impeccable credentials to serve and provide leadership. Eligibility for a Candidate Any Indian citizen who is registered as a voter and is over 25 years of age is allowed to contest elections to the Lok Sabha. Every candidate has to make a deposit of Rs.10, 000/- for Lok Sabha election, except for candidates from the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) who pay half of these amounts. There are currently 79 seats reserved for the scheduled castes and 41 reserved for the scheduled tribes in the Lok Sabha. The deposit is returned if the candidate receives more than one-sixth of the total number of valid votes polled in the constituency. General Elections to the Parliament are critical for all political creatures. Selecting the right candidates is linked to the survival of the party as a political entity and selection as a candidate by a party is a matter of political life and death for any person. Political parties must adopt a systematic, democratic, transparent approach towards candidate selection. The reality is exactly opposite. All Indian political parties adopt a disorganized, opaque, ad-hoc approach which is based more on short-term internal group equations rather than on qualities and capabilities of the candidate. Political Parties in the Fray India has a multi-party system with predominance of small regional parties. Parties that wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (EC).All parties contesting elections have to choose a symbol from a list of available symbols offered by the Election Commission.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2010 for the course KNOWLEDGE 5654 taught by Professor Mr.david during the Spring '10 term at IESE Business School.

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