India General Elections 2024: A Historic Event

India General Elections 2024

The 2024 Indian General Elections are taking place now, with every individual in the country either being a voter or having a key role to play; resulting in the entire nation being focused towards it. It is a historical milestone of the democracy in India, whose results are assemblage of the national assembly, i. e, Lower House of the parliament. Shall we discuss in depth the pillars of the momentous achievement of this significant event?

Election Schedule and Phases

The elections were to be conducted in seven stages over a period of two months, with the first phase on 19 April 2024 and the seventh and final phase on 1st June. The epoch has its very own set of constituencies which ensures a smooth voting process, without appearing bulk or hectic. The votes will be counted and the results will be proclaimed on the 4th June of 2024.

Largest-Ever Election

In terms of scale, this election with 543 seats contesting, it exceeds any previous elections of Lok Sabha starting from the year 2019. Almost 970 million Indian eligible voters—forming around two billion population. This global audience of 4 billion—either directly participating vis-a-vis the app voting function or the ones who had obtained the apps and witnessed the outcome of the election by their own eyes—are de facto forming part of this “digital democracy”. The size alone makes it the largest ever held general election and only second to the 1951-52 Indian General Election for the largest ever election taken place in history.

Key Players

The major parties which are opposed to each other dominate the Indian political scenario right now; they are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC). Since its first election victory in 2014, it is the BJP under the leadership of the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been leading the governmental system. Home Minister Amit Shah 17th Lok Sabha is to conclude its mandate on 16th of June 2024.

Electoral System

India has a First-Past-the-Post system for election. Meanwhile, the winning candidate selected as an MP in each constituency has the most number of votes casted among all other contestants. The magic figure that represents majority in the Lok Sabha would be 272 seats. Solely those who are over 18 years old, Indian citizens, residents of constituencies where they are supposed to vote, and inscribed will be qualified electorates. The Voter Identification Cards are issued by the Election Commission of India to those voters who are eligible to vote.

State Assembly Elections

Beside the policy election, several states are simultaneously going have the legislative assembly elections. Amongst this lot are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim. Therefore, as well as the election of the 25 constituencies for a 12 house legislature, by-elections are taking place.


As a nation now slated to cast votes in the 2024 Indian General Elections, this historic moment presents us with a significant defining moment in the democratic process of India. The result will be either in favor or against the country’s development, which is ultimately the factor that will form the shape of the country’s leadership for the next term. Shall we not join hands with like-minds and be part of the democracy through voting!

Remember, democracy thrives when citizens actively participate in the electoral process. 🗳️ 🇮🇳

If you’d like more information or have any specific questions, feel free to ask! 😊


(1) 2024 Indian general election – Wikipedia.
(2) India General Elections 2024 Live: Voter turnout of 58.19% recorded till 3 pm.
(3) India General Elections 2024: Maharashtra sugar belt votes amid party splits & family rifts in Ph 3.
(4) Lok Sabha election 2024: Opposition questions Election Commission’s voting data for previous phases, all eyes on Phase 3.

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