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What is Universal Adult Franchise? Who conducts elections in India?

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  • All the adults aged 18 or above have the right to vote irrespective of their religion, gender, caste or educational background. This is known as the Universal Adult Franchise.
  • Elections in India are conducted by an Independent body known as the Election Commission of India.
  • An Independent Election Commission ensures that the elections are conducted in a free and fair manner without the interference of the ruling government.

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