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|Indian general election, 1982|
|All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|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's seat||Rae Bareli||Umerkot||Faridkot|
|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's seat||Hyderabad City East||1st Bengal European Seat||Surat|
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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.