|‹ May 1939 1945 ›|
|Indian general election, November 1939|
|All 321 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Abul Kalam Azad||Muhammad Ali Jinnah||Tara Singh|
|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||West Calcutta||1st Sind Muslim Seat||1st Punjab Sikh Seat|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Madhav Shrihari Aney||Percival Joseph Griffiths||Subhas Chandra Bose|
|Party||[[Congress Nationalist Party|Template:Congress Nationalist Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Europeans Party|Template:Europeans Party/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Forward Bloc|Template:All India Forward Bloc/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Berar 3rd||1st Bihar European Seat||Bengal 4th|
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The November 1939 Indian General election resulted in a second hung Parliament.
As a result of failed coalition negotiations snap elections had to be held in an attempt to prevent the political deadlock.
Whilst the elections produced a hung Parliament, the sense of urgency brought about by the outbreak of the Second World War enabled the formation of a government of National Unity by the 6 major parties in the Legislative Assembly.