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|Indian general election, 1991|
|All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||P. V. Narasimha Rao||Morarji Desai||Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II|
|Party||[[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]]||[[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Surjit Singh Barnala||Charles Stanford||Chandra Rajeswara Rao|
|Party||[[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]]||Liberal Party||[[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Firozpur Rural||1st Bengal European Seat||Hyderabad City East (Lost reelection)|
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The 1991 Indian general election saw the INC remain the largest party in the Legislative Assembly, but only by a single seat.
The 1991 election was held following the death of the incumbent Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, leading to his successor calling a snap election to gain a mandate to govern.
The election saw the Praja Socialist Party surge into second place, only 1 seat behind the INC, enabling it to form a minority government with support from the Muslim League and Liberal Party.