What is the outcome of free and fair elections held in India?
- The ruling parties routinely lose elections in India, both at the national and state levels.
- In India, about half of the sitting MPs or MLAs lose elections.
- Candidates who are known to have spent a lot of money in ‘buying votes’ and those with criminal connections often lose elections.
- Barring very few disputed elections, the electoral outcomes are usually accepted as the people’s verdict by the defeated party.