The provisions of the Constitution relating to citizenship and Article 324 (the Election Commission) were brought into force on November 26, 1949, while the rest of the Constitution came into force on January 26, 1950. The next year, the government wanted to go in for general elections to constitute the House of the People—the Lok Sabha—as provided for in the Constitution.
The founding fathers of the Indian Constitution incorporated certain aspects of the electoral procedure in the Constitution itself (Part XV, Articles 324 to 329).
➢ The Election Commission
➢ Legislation for Polls
➢ Parties in the Fray for the Lok Sabha
➢ Conduct of Elections
➢ Lok Sabha
➢ State Leislatures
|1. What is the significance of the first general election?|
|2. How often are general elections held?|
|3. Who is eligible to vote in a general election?|
|4. How are the winners determined in a general election?|
|5. What is the role of political parties in a general election?|