1926 Indian general election

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105 seats contested
53 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Motilal nehru.jpg
Madan Mohan Malaviya1.jpg
Leader Motilal Nehru Madan Mohan Malaviya
Party SP NP
Seats won 38 22

General elections were held in British India between 28 October and late November 1926 to elect members of the Imperial Legislative Council and the Provincial Legislative Councils.[1]

The Swaraj Party were victorious in Provincial Council elections in Bengal and Madras, and also made gains in Bihar and Orissa. However, at the national level the party saw their number of seats reduced.[2]


Central Legislative Assembly

Swaraj Party38
Nationalist Party22
Central Muslims and Allies18
Minor parties, unattached independents, unknown5
Source: Schwartzberg Atlas[3]

Members of Central Legislative Assembly



Nominated Non-Officials

Elected Non-Officials

Elected Members of Council of State



  1. ^ "Indian General Election. The Communal Issue., Hindu v. Moslem", The Times, 29 October 1926, p15, Issue 44415
  2. ^ "The British Empire. Dominions in Conference", The Times, 1 January 1927, p5, Issue 44468
  3. ^ "-- Schwartzberg Atlas -- Digital South Asia Library". dsal.uchicago.edu.
  4. ^ Kumar, Ravindra (1995). Selected Works of Vithalbhai J. Patel: 1930–1932. ISBN 9788170994237.
  5. ^ The Indian Year Book. Bennett, Coleman & Company. 1828.
  6. ^ The Council of State Debates Official Report Vol VII.