2006 India 2016
Indian general election, 2011
All 465 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly
September-October 2011
First party Second party Third party
Leader Narendra Modi Rahul Gandhi Trevor Wynne
Party [[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]] [[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]] Liberal Party
Leader since 1996 1992 2000
Leader's seat Varanasi Amethi 2nd Ceylon European Seat
Seats before 60 235 51
Seats won 241 108 55
Seat change +181 -127 +4
Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi III Surjit Singh Barnala H. D. Deve Gowda
Party [[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]] [[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]] [[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 1981 1985 1995
Leader's seat South Karachi Firozpur Rural Holenarasipura
Seats before 55 48 15
Seats won 39 18 2
Seat change -16 -30 -13

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

Prime Minister-elect
Narendra Modi
[[Progressive Party|Template:Progressive Party/meta/shortname]]

The 2011 Indian general election produced a majority for the Progressive Party marking the first time in Indian history that one party lost its majority to another in an election.


Following the 2006 election the INC had governed with a parliamentary majority however had been gripped by a series of scandals over the course of the parliamentary term.


The Progressive won a Parliamentary majority whilst the INC suffered a landslide defeat losing more than half its seats, it marks the first time in the history of the Indian Federation that the INC isn't the largest party in the Assembly and the first time a party other than the INC has held a Parliamentary majority.

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