Indian general election, 1984

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Indian general election, 1984
India
1980 ←
December 24, December 27 and December 28, 1984 [1]
→ 1989

All 533 seats in the Lok Sabha
267 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Rajiv Gandhi (cropped).jpg NTR the actor.jpg
Leader Rajiv Gandhi N.T. Rama Rao
Party INC TDP
Alliance INC+
Leader's seat Amethi None
Seats won 414 30
Percentage 50.70 4.31%

Prime Minister before election

Rajiv Gandhi
INC+

Elected Prime Minister

Rajiv Gandhi
INC+

General elections were held in India in 1984 soon after the assassination of previous Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, though the vote in Assam and Punjab was delayed until 1985 due to ongoing fighting.

The election was won convincingly by the Indian National Congress of Rajiv Gandhi (son of Indira), who claimed 414 seats in a 533 seat parliament, the majority being 267. The Telugu Desam Party of N. T. Rama Rao, a regional political party from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, was the second largest party, winning 30 seats, thus achieving the distinction of becoming the first regional party to become a national opposition party.


Results[edit]

Party Acronym % of votes Seats[2][3]
Congress(I) Congress(I) 49.01% 414
Telugu Desam Party TDP 4.31% 30
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) 5.87% 22
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam AIADMK 1.69% 12
Janata Party JP 6.89% 10
Communist Party of India CPI 2.71% 6
Indian Congress (Socialist) IC(S) 1.52% 4
Lok Dal LD 5.97% 3
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP 0.5% 3
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference NC 0.43% 3
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP 7.74% 2
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK 2.42% 2
All India Forward Bloc AIFB 0.45% 2
Indian Union Muslim League MUL 0.28% 2
Kerala Congress (Joseph) KC(J) 0.25% 2
Indian Congress (J) ICJ 0.64% 1
Peasants and Workers Party of India PWPI 0.2% 1
Peoples Party of Arunachal PPA 0.3% 0
Kerala Congress (Mani) KC(M) 0.11% 0
All India Muslim League AIML 0.1% 0
Manipur Peoples Party MPP 0.06% 0
Naga National Democratic Party NNDP 0.05% 0
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MGP 0.04% 0
Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Conference JKP 0% 0
Independents - 7.29% 5
Nominated Anglo-Indians - - 2
Total 100% 506

Delayed elections in Assam and Punjab[edit]

Party Acronym % of votes Seats
Congress (I) Congress(I) 32.14% 10
Shiromani Akali Dal SAD 17.9 7
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) 3.21% 0
Indian Congress (Socialist) IC(S) 3.18% 1
Janata Party JP 2.92% 0
Communist Party of India CPI 2.57% 0
Plain Tribals Council of Assam PTCA 2.15% 1
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP 1.83% 0
Lok Dal LD 0.32% 0
Independents - 33.78% 8
Total 100% 27

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