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|‹ 1948 1955 ›|
|Indian general election, 1952|
|All 411 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Jawaharlal Nehru||Khawaja Nazimuddin||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's seat||Phulpur||Central Dacca||Gurdaspur|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Shripad Amrit Dange||Stuart Graves||Jayaprakash Narayan|
|Party||[[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]]||Liberal Party||[[Socialist Party|Template:Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Bombay City North||1st Ceylon European Seat||Bhagalpur Cum Purnea|
|Seats before||38||36 (European's Party)||30|
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The 1952 General election was won by the INC who made a net gain of 18 seats.
Since the 1948 election the INC had governed as a minority party and the 1952 election was the first election not brought about by the fall of a government. The most notable change on the political scene was the dissolution of the European's Party which was replaced by the Liberal Party, which as well as representing European Interests also aimed to appeal to the wider Indian electorate.
Following the election the INC minority was ably to continue with supports from the Left wing parties, all of whom gained seats. Whilst the Liberal Party managed to win every European seat, it failed to expand its support base to the wider Indian electorate.