The first general elections for the Lok Sabha of independent India were held over a span of 6 months, between October 1951 and February 1952. Until then, the world had never witnessed over a 100 million people turning out to elect a democratic government.
The earliest votes were cast in the tehsil of Chini in Himachal Pradesh on 25 October 1951. Watch this story of the first voter of independent India. Since then, Shyam Saran Negi has never missed his date with democracy.
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Courtesy Google India,