First problem raised at nalgonda with 480 candidate
Ballot book used instead of ballot paper
Only 30 candidates got more than 1000 votes
New Delhi: Election procedures had changes in India gradually.
There have been frequent improvements and changes in the manner in which elections are held in India.
One of these changes is also to contest the election of candidates.
In fact, because of the minimum condition, anyone else would ever stand in the election.
This increases the cost and hassle of election handling.
Due to freedom of choice due to the freedom of the elections, the nomination of the
record 480 candidates in Andhra Pradesh’s Nalgonda Lok Sabha constituency
not only created new grounds for the Election Commission, but forced it to take several steps to improve it.
In the Nalgonda constituency of Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), due to contesting
the election of 480 candidates in the 1996 general election,
the ballot book had to be used instead of ballot paper for voting.
In this election, the Bharatiya Dharma of CPI defeated BJP candidate Indrasen Reddy.
Mr. Dharma had got 282,904 votes and Mr. Reddy had 205579 votes.
Congress was at third place. 851118 votes were cast in the elections.
Election became tough with large number of candidates
A total of 537 people filed nomination papers for the elections, out of which 35 nomination papers were rejected while 22 had withdrawn their nomination papers.
Of the 480 candidates remaining, 60 women were also included.
Of these, 306 belonged to Scheduled Castes and 80 belonged to Scheduled Tribes.
Three candidates were from national parties and three related parties.
The remaining candidates were independents.
131 out of the total candidates contesting less than 100 votes, while 161 candidates got less than 200 votes.
More than 300 votes were cast for 70 candidates.
There were a total of 30 candidates who managed to get more than 1,000 votes.
In this election 477 candidates forefeited their security.
Election security was raised due to this problem
After this election, there was a ban on contesting on many grounds and the amount of bail was extended.
Up to this election, for the Lok Sabha elections, the general candidates had to deposit Rs. 500 and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe candidates had to deposit the sum of 250 rupees.
For the general category this amount was increased to Rs. 25000 and Rs. 12500 for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
In the elections of 1996, only 456 candidates had contested the Belgaum seat in Karnataka.
In this election, the Janata Dal’s s. Hempa defeated BJP’s Baba Gowda Patil.
Mr. Hemappa got 224479 votes and Mr. Patil got 153842 votes.
Of the Congress P. Basafrabhu was at third place.
In the electoral fray, 151 candidates got less than 100 votes whereas 123 candidates got less than 200 votes.
A total of 66 candidates were less than 300, 28 candidates less than 400 and so few candidates were able to get less than 500 votes.
Only 30 candidates had managed to get more than 1000 votes.
In this election, most of the candidates had been seized their security deposite. in the
same election, 122 candidates contested from the East Delhi seat of the National Capital, in which
BL Sharma was elected Prem and the Congress got second place.
In this election 94 candidates got less than 100 votes.