The Delimitation Census and Its Political Impact: A Comparative Analysis in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

  • Jyoti Ashok Singh
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  • Jyoti Ashok Singh

    Student at Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Dahisar east, Mumbai, India

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One of the most significant ways in which the delimitation census will affect Indian politics is by changing the size and composition of electoral constituencies. This can lead to the creation of new constituencies, the abolition of existing constituencies, or changes to the boundaries of existing constituencies. These changes can have a significant impact on the outcome of elections, as they can make it easier or more difficult for certain parties or candidates to win. For example, if a state is experiencing rapid population growth, the delimitation census may result in that state gaining additional seats in the Lok Sabha. This could give an advantage to the party in power in that state. Conversely, if a state is experiencing slow population growth, it may lose seats in the Lok Sabha. This could weaken the party in power in that state. The delimitation census can also affect Indian politics by changing the demographics of electoral constituencies. For example, if a constituency is becoming more urbanized, the delimitation census may result in the constituency becoming more favorable to certain parties or candidates. Conversely, if a constituency is becoming more rural, it may become more favourable to other parties or candidates. This census examines the broader implications of delimitation on governance, policymaking, and the dynamics of coalition politics in India. It examines how changes in constituency boundaries can affect the electoral strategies of political parties and the formation of alliances.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 483 - 497


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