1973 India 1979
Indian general election, 1974
All 415 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
January-February 1974
First party Second party Third party
Leader Indira Gandhi Shripad Amrit Dange Kingston Martel
Party [[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]] [[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]] Liberal Party
Leader since 1966 1948 1957
Leader's seat Rae Bareli Bombay City North 1st Madras European Seat
Seats before 178 71 59
Seats won 239 52 51
Seat change +61 -19 -8
Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Abdul Qayyum Khan Harcharan Singh Longowal J. B. Kripalani
Party [[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]] [[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]] [[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1970 1971 1968
Leader's seat Mardan-cum-Hazara Faridkot Amroha
Seats before 54 32 15
Seats won 43 21 3
Seat change -11 -11 -12

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

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

The 1974 Indian general election saw the INC win a large majority.


Following the 1973 general election no stable government had managed to be formed, forcing the need for fresh elections.


The election saw a major victory for the INC which won the largest majority won in the Legislative Assembly thus far whilst all major opposition parties saw significant losses.

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