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Indian general election, 1962


Indian general election, 1962

Indian general election, 1962

19–25 February 1962

All 494 seats in the Lok Sabha
248 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Jawaharlal Nehru Shripat Amrit Dange
Leader's seat Phulpur Bombay City Central South
Seats won 361 29
Seat change -10 +2
Percentage 44.72 9.94

Prime Minister before election

Jawaharlal Nehru

Elected Prime Minister

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Indian general election of 1962 elected the 3rd Lok Sabha of India and was held from 19 to 25 February. Unlike the previous two elections but as with all subsequent elections, each constituency elected a single member.[1]

Jawaharlal Nehru won another landslide victory in his third and final election campaign. The Indian National Congress took 44.7% of the vote and won 361 of the 494 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 1
    • Results by Party 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3


Results by Party

Lok Sabha elections 1962
Electoral participation: 55.42%
% Won
(total 494)
Bharatiya Jana Sangh BJS 6.44 14
Communist Party of India CPI 9.94 29
Indian National Congress INC 44.72 361
Praja Socialist Party PSP 6.81 12
Socialist Party SSP 2.69 6
Swatantra Party SP 7.89 18
Akali Dal AD 0.72 3
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha ABHM 0.65 1
Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad RRP 0.6 2
All India Forward Bloc AIFB 0.72 2
All Party Hill Leaders Conference APHLC 0.08 1
Chota Nagpur Santhal Parganas Janata Party CNSPJP 0.41 3
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK 2.01 7
Ganatantra Parishad GP 0.3 4
Indian Union Muslim League IUML 0.36 2
Peasants and Workers Party of India PWPI 0.1 0
Republican Party of India RPI 2.83 10
Haryana Lok Samiti HLS 0.1 1
Lok Sevak Sangh LSS 0.24 2
Nutan Maha Gujarat Janata Parishad NMGJP 0.17 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP 0.39 2
Independents - 11.05 20
Nominated Anglo-Indians - - 2

See also


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