Decade of political shifts: Revisiting Lok Sabha results since 1991 economic reforms


2019

    In 2019, the Modi-led BJP government came to power emerging victorious in 303 seats out of 543. The voter turnout for the last term was slated at 67 percent and Congress, with 52 seats became the second-largest party.

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2014

    The BJP, led by Narendra Modi, won the election. They secured 282 seats out of 543 in total. The winning party had a vote percentage of 31.3%. The second-largest party was the Congress with 44 seats. The third-largest party was the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) with 37 seats.

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2009

    The biggest political party in the election was the Congress party, led by Manmohan Singh. They won 206 out of 543 seats in the election. The Congress party received 28.6% of the total votes. The BJP was the second-largest party with 116 seats, and the Samajwadi Party was the third-largest with 23 seats.

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2004

    The largest party in this election was the Congress party, led by Sonia Gandhi. After the election, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was created. Sonia Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party, received a vote percentage of 26.5%.

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1999

    The largest party in the election was the BJP, led by Vajpayee. They won 182 out of 543 seats. It received 23.8% of the total votes. The second-largest party was Congress with 114 seats. The third-largest party was CPM with 33 seats. 60% of eligible voters participated in the election.

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1998

    In 1998, the BJP, led by Vajpayee, won 182 seats out of 543, forming the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) three months after the election. The Congress party secured 141 seats, making it the second-largest party. The voter turnout for the year was 62%.

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1996

    The biggest political party in the election was BJP, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. First non-Congress PM to serve a full term. Resigned from office in 1996 due to lack of majority. They won 161 out of 543 seats. The winning party, BJP, got 20.3% of the total votes. Congress was the second-largest party with 140 seats.

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1991

    The biggest political party in the election was the Congress party, led by PV Narasimha Rao. Out of a total of 521 seats, the Congress party won 232 seats. Narasimha Rao rewrote Indias economic policy, marking the beginning of the liberalisation era.

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