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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1971 Lok Sabha election

What was noteworthy in 1971 was that there was an increase in the abstentions as compared to the previous general elections. The electorate had increased by more than 23 million between 1967 and 1971 but there were 3 million fewer voters in 1971 than in 1967, bringing the total vote percentage down from 61.32 to 55.25.

Mar 12, 2019, 12:10 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1967 Lok Sabha election

During the five year term from 1962 to 1967, India saw two wars - the Indo-China conflict and Indo-Pakistan war - which greatly dented the Indian economy. The country was left grappling with chronic food shortage and rising prices of goods across the country. 

Mar 09, 2019, 17:19 PM IST

History Revisited: How political parties fared in 1962 Lok Sabha election

The third Lok Sabha which was constituted on 2 April 1962, continued till 3 March 1967 - albeit with several ups and downs. Jawaharlal Nehru was elected the prime minister for the third consecutive term. However, he died in 1964 and was succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri, who also passed away while he was serving as the PM.

Mar 08, 2019, 13:17 PM IST