Indian general election, 1962
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.
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 by Party
|Lok Sabha elections 1962
Electoral participation: 55.42%
|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|
|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|
|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|
- "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.