Indian Election 2014

According to Indian Constitution, a non citizen cannot be a contesting candidate in the elections.

The minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha(Lower House) election shall be 25 years.

According to section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, no person contested an election will at any election if he is accused in any criminal case.

For parliamentary election a candidate is required to make a security deposit of Rs. 10,000 ($167).A candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe is required to make a security deposit of Rs. 5,000 ($83.5).

A defeated candidate who fails to secure more than one sixth of the valid votes polled in the constituency will lose his or her security deposit.

There are six Political Parties as National Parties and fifty Political Parties as State Parties in different States.

According to Election Commission, a polling station normally covering not more than 1500 electors. However, in some cases, such number may exceed 1500 to avoid the breakup of any polling area in large villages or urban area. When the number exceeds 1600, another Polling Station should be set up.

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A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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