1972 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election

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Maharashtra State Assembly Elections, 1972

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All 270 assembly constituencies to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party INC PWP
Last election 203 seats, 47.03% 19 seats, 7.80%
Seats won 222 7
Seat change Increase 19 Decrease 12
Popular vote 8,535,832 856,986
Percentage 56.36% 5.66%
Swing Increase 9.33% Decrease 2.14%

Chief Minister before election

Vasantrao Naik
INC

Elected Chief Minister

Vasantrao Naik
INC

Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1972 was held in Indian state of Maharashtra in 1972, to elect 270 members to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[1]

Results[edit]

Indian National Congress won most number of seats and a clear majority. Vasantrao Naik, the incumbent Chief Minister was reelected for the post. S. K. Wankhede became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Ramkrishna Vyankatesh Bet became Deputy Speaker. Dinkar Balu Patil was Leader of the Opposition.[2]

e • d Summary of results of the Maharashtra State Assembly election, 1972
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Indian National Congress 271 222 8,535,832 56.36% Increase 19
Peasants and Workers Party of India 58 7 856,986 5.66% Decrease 12
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 122 5 947,266 6.25% Increase 1
Samyukta Socialist Party/Socialist Party 52 3 693,797 4.58% Decrease 1
Communist Party of India 44 2 412,857 2.73% Decrease 8
All India Forward Bloc 26 2 363,547 2.40% Increase 2
Republican Party of India 118 2 570,533 3.77% Decrease 3
Shiv Sena 26 1 279,210 1.84% Increase 1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 20 1 117,134 0.77% -
Bharatiya Kranti Dal 2 1 31,508 0.21% Increase 1
Indian Union Muslim League 1 1 27,138 0.18% Increase 1
Independents 343 23 1,920,667 12.68% Increase 7
Total 1196 270 15,146,171 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, Election Commission of India". Missing or empty |url= (help)Key Highlights of General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, Election Commission of India ([1])
  2. ^ "Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai (www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in), National Informatics Centre". Missing or empty |url= (help)Maharashtra Legislature, Mumbai (www.legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in), National Informatics Centre ([2])