1945 India 1952
Indian general election, 1948
All 411 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
September-October 1948
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]]
Leader since 1947 1947 1946
Leader's seat Phulpur Meerut Gurdaspur
Seats before 109 79 50
Seats won 134 92 57
Seat change +25 +13 +8
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 since 1948 1939 1946
Leader's seat Bombay City North 1st Bihar European Seat Bhagalpur Cum Purnea
Seats before 22 29 NA
Seats won 38 36 30
Seat change +16 +7 +30

Previous Prime Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru
[[Indian national Congress|Template:Indian national Congress/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Jawaharlal Nehru
[[Indian national Congress|Template:Indian national Congress/meta/shortname]]

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.

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