1979 India 1984
Indian general election, 1982
All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
July-August 1982
First party Second party Third party
Leader Indira Gandhi Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II Harcharan Singh Longowal
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 1966 1981 1971
Leader's seat Rae Bareli Umerkot Faridkot
Seats before 223 102 80
Seats won 202 95 76
Seat change -21 -7 -4
Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Chandra Rajeswara Rao Charles Stanford Morarji Desai
Party [[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]] Liberal Party [[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1978 1975 1968
Leader's seat Hyderabad City East 1st Bengal European Seat Surat
Seats before 30 23 7
Seats won 45 28 19
Seat change +15 +5 +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 1982 Indian general election saw the INC lose seats but still win a plurality.


The 1982 election was brought about when the Communist Party supported a Muslim League vote of confidence in the government, causing its fall.


Whilst the INC lost more than 20 seats it continued in government as a minority government receiving support from Akali Dal.

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