The largest democratic exercise in the world – the 2019 General Elections – begins from April 11.

ElectionsWithTNM A video guide to the 2019 elections
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The largest democratic exercise in the world – the 2019 General Elections – begin from April 11. 900 million voters are eligible to cast their votes and 1 million polling booths have been set up across the country.

But how do elections work in India? How are MPs elected? How does India’s electoral process work? Here’s a short explainer.

Voters of Tamil Nadu, here is what the ruling party AIADMK and the main opposition party, the DMK, in the state have promised in their manifestos. As expected, NEET, federalism and Tamil are the focus of their poll promises. Here’s are the key manifesto promises:

In Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, it's a battle between two women - two-time Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and BJP's Tamilisai Soundararajan. TNM caught up with both politicians as well as the people of Thoothukudi on what are the main issues this election.

TNM caught up with PK Kunhalikutty, the UDF candidate from Malappuram. Watch the full interview here:

TNM caught up with VP Sanu, LDF’s candidate from Malappuram. Here’s the full interview:

Ahead of the upcoming elections, think south, think TNM. TNM brings you four new shows this election: ప్రజా తీర్పు with Professor K Nageshwar, தேர்தல் டைம் with TNM, hosted by Kavitha Muralidharan, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕದನ with Vasanthi Hariprakash, ജനവിധി 2019 with Priya Raveendran.

Watch the first episodes here:

First introduced in the Indian Parliament in 1996, the Women's Reservation Bill is in the public discourse again. We break down what it entails and why it's important.