1962 Indian general election

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1962 Indian general election
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  1957 19–25 February 1962 1967  

494 of the 508 seats in the Lok Sabha
248 seats needed for a majority
 First partySecond partyThird party
  Jnehru.jpg S.A. Dange.jpg Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari.jpg
Leader Jawaharlal Nehru Shripad Amrit Dange C. Rajagopalachari
Party INC CPI SWA
Leader's seat Phulpur Did not contestDid not contest
Seats won3612918
Seat changeDecrease2.svg10Increase2.svg2New
Popular vote51,509,08411,450,0379,085,252
Percentage44.72%9.94%7.89%
SwingDecrease2.svg3.06ppIncrease2.svg1.02ppNew

 Fourth partyFifth party
  Shyama Prasad Mukherjee portrait in Parliament.jpg Jawaharlal Nehru with Jayaprakash Narayan (cropped).jpg
Leader Syama Prasad Mukherjee Jayaprakash Narayan
Party BJS PSP
Leader's seat Bolpur
Seats won1412
Seat changeIncrease2.svg10Decrease2.svg 7
Popular vote7,415,1707,848,345
Percentage6.44%6.81%
SwingIncrease2.svg 1.22ppDecrease2.svg 3.60pp

Wahlergebnisse in Indien 1962.svg

Prime Minister before election

Jawaharlal Nehru
INC

Subsequent Prime Minister

Jawaharlal Nehru
INC

General elections were held in India between 19 and 25 February 1962 to elect members of the 3rd Lok Sabha. Unlike the previous two elections, each constituency elected a single member. [1]

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Jawaharlal Nehru won another landslide victory in his third and final election campaign. The Indian National Congress received 44.7% of the vote and won 361 of the 494 elected seats. This was only slightly lower than in the previous two elections and they still held over 70% of the seats in the Lok Sabha.

Results

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Indian National Congress 51,509,08444.72361–10
Communist Party of India 11,450,0379.9429+2
Swatantra Party 9,085,2527.8918New
Praja Socialist Party 7,848,3456.8112–7
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 7,415,1706.4414+10
Republican Party of India 3,255,9852.833New
Socialist Party 3,099,3972.696New
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2,315,6102.017New
Akali Dal 829,1290.723New
All India Forward Bloc 826,5880.7220
Hindu Mahasabha 747,8610.6510
Peasants and Workers Party of India 703,5820.610–4
Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad 688,9900.602+2
Jharkhand Party 467,3380.413–3
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)451,7170.392+2
Indian Union Muslim League 417,7610.362New
All India Ganatantra Parishad 342,9700.304–3
Lok Sewak Sangh 281,7550.242New
Nutan Maha Gujarat Janata Parishad 195,8120.171New
Haryana Lok Samiti 118,6670.101New
Tamil National Party 92,3890.080New
All Party Hill Leaders Conference 91,8500.081New
Socialist Labour Party80,2270.070New
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RCP)60,8130.050New
Gorkha League46,1270.040New
Eastern Indian Tribal Union 12,5740.010New
We Tamil11,3720.010New
Independents12,722,48811.0520–22
Appointed members [lower-alpha 1] 14+3
Total115,168,890100.00508+3
Valid votes115,168,89096.05
Invalid/blank votes4,735,3943.95
Total votes119,904,284100.00
Registered voters/turnout216,361,56955.42
  1. Six representing Jammu and Kashmir, two representing Anglo-Indians, one representing the Amindive, Laccadive and Minicoy Islands, one representing the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one representing Dadra and Nagar Haveli, one representing Goa, Daman and Diu, one representing the North-East Frontier Agency and one representing the Tuensang and Naga Hills districts in Nagaland.

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References

  1. "Statistical Report On General Elections, 1962 To The Third Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.