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History of Lok Sabha elections

INKredible India: The story of 2009 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

United Progressive Alliance managed to get a second term in power with Manmohan Singh at the helm once again.

May 18, 2019, 23:21 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 2004 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

The BJP-led NDA had clicked most of the right boxes during its five-year rule in India between 1999 and 2004. And yet, there was a rude shock in store once the result of Lok Sabha election 2004 was announced.

May 18, 2019, 18:37 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 2014 Lok Sabha election

Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there was a change of guard in the BJP. Veteran leader LK Advani was replaced by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's PM face in September 2013.

May 15, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 2009 Lok Sabha election

There were speculations that the then Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be the PM candidate of the UPA in 2009 election after Manmohan Singh underwent a heart surgery. However quelling all rumours, Sonia Gandhi announced that Singh will yet again be the PM face of the UPA.

May 14, 2019, 10:08 AM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1999 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

The need for Lok Sabha election in 1999 was triggered by AIADMK withdrwing support to the government under Atal Bihar Vajpayee at the time. What happened in the preceeding months would have shape not just the election but the country's future going into the new millenium.

May 09, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 2004 Lok Sabha election

Though the tide was in favour of the NDA, the Congress was pulling out all its trump cards to defeat the BJP and come back to power. For the first time, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul entered electoral politics and was named as the party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat. 

May 09, 2019, 13:11 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1999 Lok Sabha election

While Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the caretaker PM, the country got into a war with Pakistan in May after their Army infiltrated into India and captured Army posts in Kargil. 

May 08, 2019, 10:45 AM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1998 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

HD Deve Gowda and then IK Gujral are largely known as PMs who were unable to tame the ruckus of coalition politics between the years of 1996 and 1998. It eventually resulted in snap election in which most contesting parties fancied themselves as winners.

Apr 25, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1996 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Lok Sabha election of 1996 was a three-way contest between Congress, BJP and several regional powers which had come together to project a third alternative. The highest number of candidates ever competed in these elections.

Apr 24, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1998 Lok Sabha election

Sonia Gandhi made an entry into politics to help the Congress from another defeat in the Lok Sabha election. However, the election yet again threw a hung Parliament with the Bharatiya Janata Party emerging as the largest party with 182 seats.

Apr 14, 2019, 17:07 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1996 Lok Sabha election

While Narasimha Rao campaigned on the economic reforms that his government had undertaken in the last five years, the Bharatiya Janata Party talked about Hinduism and against the government's stand on foreign investment appealing for restrictions on them. 

Apr 09, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1991 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

A number of events unfolded between 1989 and 1991 which would leave a lasting impact on India. The election of 1991 itself is largely seen in two parts - one before and the other after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

Apr 08, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1991 Lok Sabha election

The 1991 elections have also been referred to as the 'Mandal-Mandir' elections as the main two main focus points were the Mandal Commission report that was implemented in 1990 and the Rath Yatras being done for the demand of the construction of the Ram Mandir.

Apr 06, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1989 Lok Sabha election

Rajiv Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister was mired in several controversies. He faced public scrutiny for Bhopal disaster, Shah Bano case, the civil war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government, and Bofors scandal, the echo of which can be heard even till date.

Apr 05, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1989 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

Rajiv Gandhi had ruled the country for five years after a resounding mandate in 1983. The years in power, however, saw charges and allegations galore against Congress which paved the way for the National Front, an alliance, to take command under VP Singh.

Mar 29, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1984 Lok Sabha election

On 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi was in the lawns of her PM residence when she was assassinated by two of her own bodyguards. Later in the evening, Vice President R Venkataraman made a simultaneous announcement to the nation that Indira had passed away and that a new government under Rajiv Gandhi had been sworn in.

Mar 28, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1984 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

The early years of 1980s were marked by a series of social, political and economic events – positive as well as tragic – that would leave a lasting impression on India and contribute to how the country is today.

Mar 26, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1980 Lok Sabha election

The Janata Alliance had achieved a landslide victory in 1977 riding on the anger against Indira during Emergency. But India's first coalition government could not survive a five-year-term. Indira Gandhi made a comeback in the 1980 election decimating the other parties who were in the fray.

Mar 19, 2019, 13:07 PM IST

INKredible India: The story of 1980 Lok Sabha election - All you need to know

If the 1977 Lok Sabha election showed how voters had largely snubbed Indira Gandhi, the election in 1980 revealed how the Janata Party government had been unable to capitalise on a golden opportunity - paving the way for Indira's return.

Mar 18, 2019, 12:29 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1977 Lok Sabha election

The 1977 Lok Sabha result showcased a clear North vs South divide. In Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, the party could not even win a single seat but in the south, the party with its allied did fairly well winning 121 of 154 seats.

Mar 15, 2019, 15:38 PM IST