2007 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly elections[edit]

The State Assembly elections in India, 2007 took place between 8 February 2007 and 23 February 2007. The Indian States of Goa,Gujarat,Himachal-Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh went to the polls.

Counting of votes was done on 27 February 2007 and the results were announced on the same date.

The Indian National Congress, who were the incumbents in Punjab and Uttarakhand lost their majorities in both states.

Goa[edit]

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won
1 Indian National Congress 32 16
3 Nationalist Congress Party 6 3
4 Save Goa Front 17 2
2 Bharatiya Janata Party 33 14
4 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak 26 2
5 United Goans Democratic Party 11 1
4 Independent 49 2
Total 40



Congress emerge as single largest party after results.
Congress formed government in alliance with NCP and SGF.
SGF later merged in Congress to raise its tally to 18.

Gujarat[edit]

Ranks Party Seats Contested Seats Won  % Votes
1 Bharatiya Janata Party 182 117 49.12
2 Indian National Congress 173 59 38.00
3 Nationalist Congress Party 10 3 1.05
4 Independent 182 2 6.61
5 Janata Dal (United) 35 1 0.66
6 Bahujan Samaj Party 166 0 2.62
Total 182

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats won  % votes
1 Bharatiya Janata Party 68 41 43.78
2 Indian National Congress 67 23 38.9
3 Independent 60 3 7.97
4 Bahujan Samaj Party 67 1 7.26
Total 68

Manipur[edit]

Elections in Manipur were held in three phases on 8 February, 14 February and 23 February.

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won
1 Indian National Congress 59 30
2 Independent 55 10
3 Manipur Peoples Party 36 5
4 Nationalist Congress Party 27 5
4 Communist Party of India 24 4
5 Rashtriya Janata Dal 28 3
5 National People's Party 5 3
6 Bharatiya Janata Party 14 0
Total 60


The Indian National Congress won by a simple majority. A Congress-led coalition government was sworn in on 1 March 2007 with Okram Ibobi Singh as the Chief Minister.

Punjab[edit]

Elections in Punjab was held on 13 February 2007.

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won  % Votes
1 Shiromani Akali Dal 93 48 37.09
3 Bharatiya Janata Party 23 19 8.28
2 Indian National Congress 116 44 40.90
4 Independent 431 5 6.82
5 Bahujan Samaj Party 115 0 4.13
Total 117


A Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government sworn on 2 March 2007 with Parkash Singh Badal as the Chief Minister.

Uttarakhand[edit]

Elections in Uttarakhand was held on 21 February 2007.

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won  % Votes
1 Bharatiya Janata Party 69 34 31.90
4 Uttarakhand Kranti Dal 61 3 5.49
4 Independent 240 3 10.81
2 Indian National Congress 69 21 29.59
3 Bahujan Samaj Party 69 8 11.76
Total 69/70

The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the largest party with 34 seats in a house of 70. They were still one short of the majority to form a government. After much wrangling it was announced that the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and the three independents would be supporting the government. Elections to Bazpur are still to take place.The incumbent Indian National Congress Government lost as they had only 21 seats out of 70 seats.

After protracted discussions it was announced the B C Khanduri would be Chief Minister and Koshiyari was to manage party work.

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won  % Votes
1 Bahujan Samaj Party 403 206 30.43
2 Samajwadi Party 393 97 25.43
3 Bharatiya Janata Party 350 51 16.97
4 Indian National Congress 393 22 8.61
5 Rashtriya Lok Dal 254 10 3.70
6 Independent 258 9 6.97
7 Rashtriya Parivartan Dal 14 2 0.20
8 Janata Dal (United) 16 1 0.42
8 Uttar Pradesh United Democratic Front 54 1 0.35
8 Rashtriya Swabhimaan Party 122 1 0.26
8 Jan Morcha 118 1 0.60
8 Bharatiya Jan Shakti 66 1 0.24
8 Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress 2 1 0.18
Total 403


Elections in Uttar Pradesh were held in seven phases during April and May 2007. In the end, Mayawati's B.S.P won this election.

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