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Pune schoolchildren hold mock elections ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2019

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Pune, March 12: The Election Commission has blown the poll bugle for the Lok Sabha election 2019 and the build-up to the mega political exercise has begun. Almost 900 million people are expected to cast their ballots this time. Though it's only people with an age of 18 or above who are eligible to cast ballots in election in India, young children who are still some years from casting their first vote, have also shown much excitement about the exercise.

Pune schoolchildren hold mock elections ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2019

For instance, children at Abhinav Pre Primary School in Pune on Monday organised a mock election process to get a taste of how the entire thing works, CNN reported. They promoted a leader, held the voting and counting and came up with the result of the election.

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Holding such mock procedures helps the future generation of the country to get an understanding of the system of which they will become a part one day. It is a sign of a healthy democratic culture and being the biggest democracy of the world, India and its people have the responsibility of educating the upcoming generations.

Almost 900 million people are expected to cast their ballots in this election.

Pune Fact Check
Year
Candidate's Name Party Result Vote Vote Share Margin
2014
Anil Shirole BJP Winner 5,69,825 58% 3,15,769
Dr.vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam INC Runner Up 2,54,056 26% 0
2009
Kalmadi Suresh INC Winner 2,79,973 38% 25,701
Anil Shirole BJP Runner Up 2,54,272 35% 0
2004
Kalmadi Suresh INC Winner 3,73,774 49% 73,176
Pradip Trimbak Rawat BJP Runner Up 3,00,598 39% 0
1999
Pradeep Rawat BJP Winner 3,04,955 42% 91,285
Joshi Mohan INC Runner Up 2,13,670 29% 0
1998
Tupe Vitthal Baburao INC Winner 4,34,915 53% 93,218
Kalmadi Suresh IND Runner Up 3,41,697 41% 0
1996
Suresh Kalmadi INC Winner 3,90,778 51% 86,995
Girish Bapat BJP Runner Up 3,03,783 39% 0
1991
Anna Joshi BJP Winner 2,50,272 44% 16,938
Gadgil Vitthalrao Narhar INC Runner Up 2,33,334 41% 0
1989
Gadgil Vitthalaro Narhar INC Winner 2,96,051 44% 8,181
Anna Joshi BJP Runner Up 2,87,870 42% 0
1984
Gadil Vithalrao Narhari INC Winner 3,11,278 60% 1,98,354
Jagannath Rao Joshi BJP Runner Up 1,12,924 22% 0
1980
Gadgil Vitthal Narhar INC(I) Winner 2,15,161 51% 28,830
Nana Sahib Goray JNP Runner Up 1,86,331 44% 0
1977
Mohan Dharia BLD Winner 2,09,922 56% 48,167
Vasant Thorat INC Runner Up 1,61,755 43% 0

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