How are elections held in India?
- Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections are held regularly, after every five years.
- After five years, the term of all the elected representatives comes to an end.
- The Lok Sabha or Vidhan Sabha stands dissolved.
- Elections are held in all constituencies at the same time either on the same day or within a few days. This is called a ‘general election’.
- Sometimes, elections are held only for one constituency to fill the vacancy caused by the death or resignation of a member. This is called a ‘by-election’.