1957 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

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Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 1957

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All 288 seats in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
145 seats needed for a majority
Turnout37.17%
  First party Second party
 
Party INC Praja Socialist Party
Last election Did not contest
Seats won 232 12
Seat change Increase38 N/A
Popular vote 36,91,999 9,76,021
Percentage 49.83% 13.17%
Swing Increase0.76% N/A

Chief Minister before election

Kailash Nath Katju
INC

Elected Chief Minister

Kailash Nath Katju
INC

Elections to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on 25 February 1957. 1,108 candidates contested for the 218 constituencies in the Assembly. There were 69 two-member constituencies and 149 single-member constituencies. [1]

State Reorganization[edit]

On 1 November 1956, under States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Madhya Bharat (except the Sunel enclave of the Mandsaur district), Vindhya Pradesh, Bhopal State and the Sironj sub-division of the Kota district of Rajasthan were merged into Madhya Pradesh while the Marathi-speaking districts of Nagpur Division, (namely Buldana, Akola , Amravati , Yeotmal, Wardha , Nagpur, Bhandara and Chanda), were transferred to Bombay State.[2] This resulted in increase in assembly constituencies from 184 with 232 seats to 218 constituencies with 288 seats during 1957 elections.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of results of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 1957 [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 288 232 Increase 38 40.74 36,91,999 49.83 Increase 0.76
Praja Socialist Party 163 12 New 9.09 9,76,021 13.17 New
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 133 10 Increase 10 1.01 7,33,315 9.90 Increase 6.32
Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad 53 5 Increase 2 1.29 2,29,010 3.09 Increase 0.58
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha 48 7 Increase 7 0.25 3,45,122 4.66 Increase 4.56
Communist Party of India CPI-banner.svg 25 2 Increase 2 3.28 1,20,549 1.63 Increase 4.66
Independent 372 20 Decrease 3 34.26 12,22,003 16.49 N/A
Total Seats 288 (Increase 56) Voters 1,99,31,685 Turnout 74,08,768 (37.17 %)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1957 : To the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ "Reorganisation of States, 1955" (PDF). The Economic Weekly. 15 October 1955. Retrieved 25 July 2015.