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    History of Indian Parliament Elections (Lok Sabha)

    BEST VIEWED ON NON-MOBILE DEVICES The Indian parliament follows a bicameral system. It has two houses, namely the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) & the Loksabha (Lower House). The party (or a coalition) that gets a majority in the Loksabha gets to form the central government. The term of office is for a maximum period of 5 years or until such time the party (or a coalition) enjoys a majority in...

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    This is how the Seating arrangement in the Lok Sabha works

    Now that the elections are complete, the focus will turn to the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha. Seat allotment in the Lok Sabha sometimes could be a contentious affair. Seats in the front row are the most sought after. But who decides the seating arrangement in the Lok Sabha? After the 2014 Lok Sabha elections resulted in a drubbing for the Congress party, there were reports...

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    ₹ 3622 Crores is the amount of Electoral Bonds purchased in March & April 2019

    In just March & April 2019, electoral bonds worth ₹ 3622 crores were purchased, which is almost equal to the combined 3-year income of the 7 National Parties. This amount is also more or less equal to the expenditure incurred in conducting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Supreme Court (SC) had recently passed interim directions on the issue of...

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    Data doesn't indicate any correlation between use of EVMs & Anti-Incumbency

    Few Psephologists have suggested that there was 90% pro-incumbency in Lok Sabha & Assembly elections when India used ballot papers. They went onto say that the use of EVMs has reversed this trend and now, more than 90% of the results are anti-incumbent. But the data doesn't support this theory. Data from the Election Commission of India (ECI) website was...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Is NOTA losing sheen? Data says 'Yes'

    Since the introduction of NOTA in 2013, it has become a ritual of sorts to understand its impact after every election. Data from the last 5 years suggests that voters aren't actually preferring NOTA. NOTA did not poll more than 2% of the total vote share in any election held after 2015. As noted in an earlier story by Factly, the vote share for NOTA is going down continuously since its introduction...

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    Why is there no readjustment of Lok Sabha seats after every Census?

    The electorate size per Lok Sabha constituency is not uniform across the country. Why is there no readjustment of Lok Sabha seats if the size of the electorate is varied? The Lok Sabha general elections is the time when one looks at all the numbers related to voters, constituencies and what not. One of the issues that is not often discussed is the size of our Lok Sabha...

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    Fact Checking Government claims on initiatives related to Agriculture - Part 2

    Here is a 2-part series on the claims made by the current government on the initiatives related to Agriculture. The BJP government has published an infographic on the 48-months portal. The info-graph is a part of a larger sub section on the government's commitment to farmers. It makes seven claims about the government's focus on doubling farmer's...

    • 3 weeks ago
  • India

    Fact Checking Government claims on initiatives related to Agriculture - Part 1

    Here is a 2-part series on the claims made by the current government on the initiatives related to Agriculture. The BJP government has published an infographic on the 48-months portal. The info-graph is a part of a larger sub section on the government's commitment to farmers. It makes seven claims about the government's focus on doubling farmers'...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Explainer: How are Cyclones Named?

    Hudhud, Titli, Phethai and now Fani are among the names of cyclones we have heard of. But ever wondered how these Tropical Cyclones are named? Here is an explainer. There is every chance that you must have heard of the tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal & the Indian Ocean that are identified by a specific name. This naming has a history & a process. Here is an explainer. Why...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Fact Check: Do Women make up for more than 70% beneficiaries of Mudra loans?

    In this article, we fact check some numbers related to the MUDRA scheme and the Stand Up India scheme. The government made certain claims about its commitment to social justice in an infographic titled 'promoting entrepreneurship for socio-economic empowerment'. The following article is a fact check of the data provided in the infographic. What is the...

    • 3 weeks ago

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