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How India's electorate has grown over the years
The scale of the exercise was massive enough during the first general election in 1951 - 173.21 million voters, 1,874 candidates - but since then has increased many times over. The 16th general election scheduled for April-May will have an electorate of 814.50 million.
The great show on earth

The great show on earth

More people vote in India's general elections than in any other. The scale of the exercise was massive enough during the first general election in 1951 - 173.21 million voters, 1,874 candidates - but since then has increased many times over. The 16th general election scheduled for April-May will have an electorate of 814.50 million.

Graphic by Anand Sinha
Research by Niti Kiran and Jyotindra Dubey

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