1964 India 1971
Indian general election, 1966
All 415 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
March-April 1966
First party Second party Third party
Leader Indira Gandhi Shripad Amrit Dange Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Party [[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]] [[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]] [[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1966 1948 1956
Leader's seat Rae Bareli Bombay City North Bahawalpur
Seats before 183 73 53
Seats won 208 73 51
Seat change +25 +11 -2
Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Kingston Martel Fateh Singh Basawon Singh
Party Liberal Party [[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]] [[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1957 1962 1958
Leader's seat 1st Madras European Seat Amritsar Hajipur
Seats before 51 41 8
Seats won 50 25 2
Seat change -1 -16 -6

Previous Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi
[[Indian national Congress|Template:Indian national Congress/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Indira Gandhi
[[Indian national Congress|Template:Indian national Congress/meta/shortname]]

The 1966 Indian general election saw the INC win a majority.


The 1966 election was called by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to gain a mandate for herself following the death of her predecessor.


The election gave the INC 208 seats, the minimum required for a majority.

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