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|Indian general election, 1948|
|All 411 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Jawaharlal Nehru||Liaquat Ali Khan||Teja Singh Akarpuri|
|Party||[[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]||[[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]]|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Shripad Amrit Dange||Percival Joseph Griffiths||Jayaprakash Narayan|
|Party||[[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Europeans Party|Template:Europeans Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Socialist Party|Template:Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Bombay City North||1st Bihar European Seat||Bhagalpur Cum Purnea|
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The 1948 Indian General Election resulted in a plurality for the Indian National Congress (INC) but still not a majority.
Whilst the 1945 General Election resulted in a INC Muslim Coalition, the coalition fell apart in 1948 over the issue of the power of the State Parliament, leading to the dissolution of Parliament for snap elections.
Following the election the INC was able to form a minority government receiving outside support from the left wing parties in the Assembly, as well as relying on the support of the European's Party where needed.