2001 India 2011
Indian general election, 2006
All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
August-September 2006
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]]
Leader since 1992 1996 1981
Leader's seat Amethi Lucknow Umerkot
Seats before 229 53 54
Seats won 235 60 55
Seat change +6 +7 +1
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 since 2000 1985 1995
Leader's seat 2nd Ceylon European Seat Firozpur Rural Holenarasipura
Seats before 49 46 32
Seats won 51 48 15
Seat change +2 +2 -17

Previous Prime Minister
Sonia Gandhi
[[Indian national Congress|Template:Indian national Congress/meta/shortname]]

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

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.

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