According to the Election Commission of India, the process of the general election is going to start from the mid-April. From upcoming months, the Election Commission is going to consult with the concerned departments.
It is a difficult task for the most populous democratic country. India to perform the task of the general election efficiently. At present, country’s voter number is more than 78 million. 8, 00000 booths and 15, 00000 electronic voting machines are needed for that.543 MPs of the lower house of sixteenth parliament would be elected. The current term of the parliament will be ended on 30 May, 2014. New parliamentary session will be started from June. So the first round of voting will be held in mid-April, and last round of voting phase will be finished in the first or second week of May. These election costs of more than one billion rupee.
Chief Election Commissioner V. S. Shampod has told that in the initial phase, a widespread consultation with government departments will begin in the coming months. Substantive issues will be discussed with railway and other offices without Central Home Ministry. Department of the Interior will arrange a large number of security forces needed for protection of law and order. The voting process will be either five phased or six phased. It will be decided only after the involvement of semi- military forces and the state police to deploy the system. Those states in which the vote will be taken at multiple stages are Uttar Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
Election Commission has given a glimpse of formulas that in those states, the voting can be held by three or four rounds. The election notice will be given before four weeks of the first round voting, and it will enhance the election law. After that, government cannot announce any welfare programs or new project.
The central security forces, interstate movement, voting props and materials, transportation, school-college exam schedule and the voter lists should have been investigated by the Election Commission before finalizing the election index. It may take a month to enlist millions of new voters who have got the voting right from January 2014 and to up-to-date the voter list.
A total of 14 different groups, including national and regional teams will take part in the election in 35 states. DMP party of the Southern State, Tamil Nadu will not go with Congress alliance this year. BJP is taking part in the election by making Narendra Modi as the chief of the party. Congress has also launched Rahul Gandhi as the party chief for this election. Who will be the next Prime Minister of India? Modi or Rahul? Anti Modi people are being panicked thinking that if Modi takes the power, there will 100,00000 communal polarizations. On the other hand, Rahul is not being trusted because Modi will be more efficient than Rahul to run the government. While Rahul’s administrative experience is zero. It is heard that new political party, Arvind Kejriwala’s ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ has at least 100 seats in the parliament.
Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Sikkim’s assembly vote will be held with the general election. Election Commission is waiting for the last session of parliament where ‘vote-on-account’ will be passed.