1957 Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election

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All 430 seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
216 seats needed for a majority
Turnout44.77%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Sampurnanand Triloki Singh
Party Congress Praja Socialist Party
Leader's seat Varanasi City South Lucknow City East
Seats won 286 44
Seat change Decrease 102 Increase 44 Steady
Popular vote 92988382 3170865
Percentage 42.42% 14.47%
Swing Decrease 5.51% Increase 14.47

Chief Minister before election

Sampurnanand
Indian National Congress

Elected Chief Minister

Sampurnanand
INC

The second Legislative Assembly elections were held in Uttar Pradesh in 1957. The Indian National Congress won a comfortable margin with 286 of the 430 Vidhan Sabha seats, although it was less of a majority than in the previous election in 1951.

The Elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on 25 February 1957. 1711 candidates contested for the 430 constituencies in the Assembly. There were 89 two-member constituencies and 252 single-member constituencies.[1]

Important members

Sampurnanand was the second Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He succeeded Govind Ballabh Pant of his party and served as a Chief Minister from 1954 to 1960. In 1960, due to a political crisis initiated by Kamlapati Tripathi and Chandra Bhanu Gupta, Sampurnanand was asked to quit the post of Chief Minister and was sent to Rajasthan as the Governor.[2][3] Following were the important members of the Second Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh.[4][5][6]

# From To Position Name Party
01 1957 1960 Chief Minister Sampurnanand Indian National Congress
02 1960 1962 Chandra Bhanu Gupta
03 1957 1962 Speaker of the Assembly Atmaram Govind Kher
04 Deputy Speaker Ramnarayan Tripathi
05 Leader of the Opposition Triloki Singh Praja Socialist Party
06 1953 1959 Finance minister Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim Indian National Congress
07 1959 1961 Syed Ali Zaheer
08 1961 1963 Har Govind Singh
09 1957 1960 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs S. Ali Zaheer Indian National Congress
10 1961 1962 Mangala Prasad
11 1957 1962 Principal Secretary D. N. Mithal -

Results

Summary of results of the 1957 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election[1]
Political party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
% of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Indian National Congress 430 286 Decrease 102 66.51 92,98,382 42.42 Decrease 5.51
Praja Socialist Party 262 44 New 10.23 31,70,865 14.47 New
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 243 17 Increase 15 3.95 21,57,881 9.84 Increase 3.39
Communist Party of India
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91 9 Increase 9 2.09 8,40,348 3.83 Increase 2.90
Independent 399 74 Increase 59 17.21 62,85,457 28.68 N/A
Total seats 430 (Steady 0) Voters 4,89,53,427 Turnout 2,19,18,604 (44.77%)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Report on General Election, 1957 : To the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Chief Ministers". Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Sampurnanand's resignation". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Speakers". Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Deputy Speakers". Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Leader of Opposition". Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly website. Retrieved 20 November 2015.