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What were the challenges behind the first general election of India?
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What were the challenges behind the first general election of India?

According to our country’s preamble to the Constitution, India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic. In order to become a democratic republic, it was essential for India to hold free and fair elections where the Indian public would play the crucial role in the election in the government. Let's see what were the challenges behind the first general election of India. The elections were to be held, taking into consideration the directives written in Constitution. The Constitution asked for the formation of an Election Commission, which will direct and control the entire process of elections. It was their duty to conduct free and fair elections without any corruption or malpractices. On 25th January 1950, the Election Commission was established with a goal of administe