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The first ever Lok Sabha Elections were held in 68 Phases between October 25, 1951 to February 21, 1952 after India became Independent. In the first elections, the INC won 364 seats of the 489 seats and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of India. In the Lok Sabha Elections 1951-52, the CPI won 16, SOC 12 and Others 97 out of 489 seats.
The Second Election to the Lok Sabha was held from February 24 to June 9. The INC easily won a second term in power under the leadership of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, winning 371 of the 494 seats. The INC won nearly five times more votes than Communist Party, the second largest party that won 27 seats. In the Lok Sabha Elections 1957-58, the PSP won 19 and Others won 77 out of 494 seats.
The Lok Sabha Elections 1962-63 were held in the month of February. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru won a third term as Prime Minister as INC won 361 of the 494 seats. However, Nehru died two years later in 1964 and was succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri, who also died while serving as the PM. In this 1962 to 1967 five-year term, India fought two wars with China and Pakistan.
The Fourth Lok Sabha Election was held in 1967. Under the leadership of Indira Gandhi, the Indian National Congress won a fourth consecutive term by winning 283 of the 520 seats. However, the INC’s victory margin had gone lower than the results they had achieved in the previous three elections under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s leadership. In the Lok Sabha Elections 1967-68, the SWA won 44, BJS 35 and Others 158 out of 520 seats.
The fifth Lok Sabha Elections, for the first time, took place a year before the normal five-year term of the government. The INC again won the elections under Indira Gandhi’s leadership by winning 352 of the 518 seats. This Fifth Lok Sabha Elections became one in the history of general elections of India with events like the formation of Bangladesh and India-Pakistan war of 1971. In the Lok Sabha Elections 1971-72, CPM won 25, CPI 23 and Others 118 out of 518 seats.
In Lok Sabha elections 1977, for the first time, the Janta Alliance of Parties Opposed the Congress Party and won 298 of the 542 seats and Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi’s Congress faced a big defeat. The party lost around 200 seats. In the Lok Sabha Elections 1977-78, INC won 153, CPM 22 and Others 69 out of 542.
The seventh Lok Sabha Elections in 1980 witnessed the return of the Congress. The party defeated Janata Party and won 351 of the 542 seats to form the government with Indira Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister once again. The Janata Party faced massive defeat by winning 41 seats, CPM won 37 and Others won 100 out of 542 seats.
The Lok Sabha Elections 1984 were held soon after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Polling in Assam and Punjab was delayed until 1985 due to revolts. In the 1984 General Elections, the Congress attained a landslide victory. The party won 414 of the 541 seats. Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, became the Prime Minister of India. The TDP became the second largest party by winning 30 seats.
The Lok Sabha Elections 1989 were held in the month of November. These elections saw a government led by the National Front of regional parties with outside support from the BJP. VP Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minister.
The Lok Sabha Elections 1991 were held in the months of May and June after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Congress emerged as the single largest party in this election, winning 256 seats out of 534 while the BJP won 121. The Congress formed the government with the help of allies and PV Narasimha Rao was sworn in as Prime Minister, giving a stable 5-year government.
The Lok Sabha Elections 1996 were held in April and May. While the BJP, that won 161 seats, formed the NDA government with allies and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as Prime Minister, he remained PM for just 13 days as he stepped down just before the floor test. This was followed by a non-Congress and non-BJP government, with outside support from the Congress. The country saw two more PMs - HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral within the next few months.
Lok Sabha Elections 1998 were held in the month of February. While the results of these polls threw a hung Parliament, the BJP, that won 182 seats, formed the NDA government with allies and Atal Bihari Vajpayee took oath as the Prime Minister.
Lok Sabha Elections 1999 were held in April after the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government lost the vote of confidence in Parliament. The BJP won 182 seats in this election and went on to form the NDA government with allies. Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India for the third time after this poll.
Lok Sabha Elections 2004 were held in four phases in the months of April and May. These polls saw the ouster of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister of India as the Congress won 145 seats, emerging as the single largest party. The INC formed the UPA government with support from allies and Left and Dr Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minister. The BJP won 138 seats in this election.
Lok Sabha Elections 2009 were held in five phases in the months of April and May. These elections saw a second continuous term for Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister as the Congress won 206 seats and formed the UPA government with the help of allies. The BJP won 116 seats in 2009.
Lok Sabha Elections 2014 were held in the months of March and April and voting took place in nine phases across the country. A voter turnout of 66.38 per cent was recorded in the 2014 polls. The BJP attained full majority in these polls, winning 282 seats while the Congress was brought down to just 44 seats. Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014 and took oath to lead the NDA government.
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Ladakh Lok Sabha Constituency Results 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal of BJP Wins Parliamentary Election
The Ladakh Lok Sabha Constituency is a politically significant seat in Jammu and Kashmir. Polling for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat will be held in the fifth phase of General Elections 2019 on May 6.
Raj Babbar Takes Responsibility of Congress Rout in Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections, Offers Resignation to Rahul Gandhi
Raj Babbar, who lost the Fatehpur Sikri seat to his nearest rival Rajkumar Chahar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), offered his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Narendra Modi to Take Oath as PM for Second Term On May 30: Reports
On Thursday, the BJP witnessed a stunning electoral show as the party saw a historic victory in the Lok Sabha battle by setting to win 303 seats alone in a marked improvement over its 2014 showing that left the opposition dazed and demoralized.
Vidisha Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2019 in Madhya Pradesh: Ramakant Bhargava of BJP Wins Parliamentary Election
The counting of votes for the Vidisha Lok Sabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh began at 8 am on Thursday. The results of the Parliamentary seat were declared by Thursday, May 23 evening.
BJP Triumphant Over Opposition in Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Modi Factor And More, Here's What Worked For The Party
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power with a bang as the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief Amit Shah registered a massive victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Anakapalle Lok Sabha Constituency Results 2019 in Andhra Pradesh: Dr. Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi of YSRCP Wins Parliamentary Election
Dr. Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party has won from the Anakapalle Lok Sabha Constituency. Satyavathi defeated Telugu Desam's Adari Anand Kumar by a margin of 89,192 votes.
Amalapuram Lok Sabha Constituency Results 2019 in Andhra Pradesh: Chinta Anudradha of YSRCP Wins Parliamentary Election
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party candidate Chinta Anuradha won from the Amalapuram Lok Sabha Constituency. Anuradha beat Telugu Desam party's Ganti Harish Madhur with a margin of 39,966 votes.
Donald Trump, US President, Congratulates Narendra Modi for Victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Says 'Look Forward to Continuing Our Important Work Together'
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance attaining a clean thumping majority in the recently concluded 17 Lok Sabha Elections 2019, United States of America's President Donald Trump congratulated the BJP stalwart.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: PM Narendra Modi's Victory Speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at length at his party's headquarters in New Delhi after leading the NDA to a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. In his victory speech, Modi said the NDA tally of over 350 seats was the biggest event in the history of democracy not just in India but worldwide. He said the BJP would remain committed to the Constitution and the spirit of federalism.