As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term ends the General Elections is scheduled to be held in May 2019. Currently, the local Assembly Elections that are held in five states – Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. These elections are considered significant as it may resonate popular voice to the coming up General Elections in 2019.
General elections and Assembly elections:
India has adopted a federal system. In a federal system the totality of the governmental powers is divided by the constitution between central government and the state government or other territorial subdivisions. It is a system of central and local government combined under a common sovereignty.
India having 29 federated states, each state elect their Chief Minister to governor their respective state. Prime Minister and Chief Ministers serve 5 year term. As the term ends elections are conducted respectively.
Below are few facts about each state.
Located in the centre-east of the country, was formed on November 1 2000. The capital city is Raipur
Present Chief Minister: Raman Singh from Bharatiya Janata Party is ruling for last 15 years
Polls held on: November 12 and 20
Contesting parties: BJP, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) , Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Total seats: 90 assembly seats
Total electorate: An electorate of over 1.5 crore, including over 77 lakh male and over 76 lakh female voters, is eligible to exercise their franchise.
Christian dominated state with a population of 10 lakhs. Mizoram is the only state currently ruled by the Congress in the Northeast.
Present Chief Minister: Lal Thanhawla, Congress
Polls to be held on: November 28
Contesting parties: Congress, BJP, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), Mizo National Front (MNF)
Total seats: 40 assembly seats
Total electorate: An electorate of over 7.5 lakh to exercise their franchise.
Telangana is a state in southern India, formed on June 2 2014.
Present Chief Minister: Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samiti party
Polls to be held on: December 7 polls.
Contesting parties: Telangana Rashtra Samiti, TDP, Congress, BJP
Total seats: 119 Assembly seats
Total electorate: An electorate of over 2.61 crore to exercise their franchise.
Present Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP, CM since 2005
Polls held on: November 28
Contesting parties: Congress, BJP, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party
Total seats: 230 seats
Total electorate: An electorate of over 5.04 crore to exercise their franchise
Present Chief Minister: Vasundhara Raje, BJP since 2013
Polls held on: Dec 07
Contesting parties: BJP, Congress
Total seats: 200 seats
Total electorate: An electorate of over4.75 crore to exercise their franchise