1954 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly elections[edit]

Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for Patiala & East Punjab States Union legislative assembly and Travancore-Cochin legislative assembly in 1954. In Patiala & East Punjab States Union, Indian National Congress won an absolute majority.[1] While in Travancore-Cochin, no single party got the majority.[2]

Patiala & East Punjab States Union*[edit]

e • d Summary of results of the Patiala & East Punjab States Union Legislative Assembly election, 1954 [1]
Political party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
 % of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 60 37 Increase 9 61.67 6,96,979 43.27 Increase 14.61
Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann Group) 33 10 New 16.67 3,34,423 20.76 New
Shiromani Akali Dal (Raman Group) 22 2 New 3.33 1,19,301 7.41 New
Communist Party of India CPI-banner.svg 10 4 Increase 2 6.67 97,690 6.06 Increase 1.29
Independent 139 7 Decrease 1 11.67 3,42,787 21.28 N/A
Total seats 60 (Steady 0) Voters 26,48,175 Turnout 16,10,909 (60.83 %)

* : On 1 November 1956, under States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Patiala & East Punjab States Union was merged with Punjab.[3]

Travancore-Cochin*[edit]

e • d Summary of results of the Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly election, 1954 [2]
Political party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 115 45 Increase 1 38.46 17,62,820 45.32 Increase 9.88
Praja Socialist Party 38 19 New 16.24 6,32,623 16.26 New
Communist Party of India CPI-banner.svg 36 23 New 19.66 6,52,613 16.78 New
Travancore Tamil Nadu Congress 16 12 Increase 4 10.26 2,37,411 6.10 Increase 0.18
Revolutionary Socialist Party 12 9 Increase 3 7.69 212354 5.46 Increase 1.98
Independent 47 9 Decrease 28 7.69 3,91,612 10.07 N/A
Total seats 117 (Increase 9) Voters 52,51,560 Turnout 38,89,836 (74.07 %)

* : In 1956, under States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Travancore-Cochin state was merged with the Malabar district of Madras State, Kasaragod taluk of the South Canara district and the Amindive Islands to form a new state Kerala. The southern part of Travancore-Cochin, Kanyakumari district was transferred to Madras State.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1954 : To the Legislative Assembly of Patiala & East Punjab States Union" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1954 : To the Legislative Assembly of Travancore-Cochin" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Reorganisation of States, 1955" (PDF). The Economic Weekly. October 15, 1955. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 

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