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|Indian general election, 2006|
|All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Rahul Gandhi||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II|
|Party||[[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]]||[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Trevor Wynne||Surjit Singh Barnala||H. D. Deve Gowda|
|Party||Liberal Party||[[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]]||[[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||2nd Ceylon European Seat||Firozpur Rural||Holenarasipura|
Previous Prime Minister
The 2006 Indian general resulted in the INC winning a narrow majority in the Legislative Assembly.
Since the 1996 general the INC had governed as a minority government under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, however she announced that she would be standing down as Prime Minister at the next election and her son Rahul Gandhi was selected as the party's candidate for Prime Minister.
The election resulted in the INC winning a majority in the Legislative Assembly, however only a narrow one.