Legislative Assembly elections

Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1960.[1]

Kerala

Main article: 1960 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

In 1959, the Central Government dismissed the democratically elected government in 1957 elections through the controversial Article 356 of the Indian Constitution following "The Liberation Struggle".[2] After a short period of the President's rule, fresh elections were called in 1960. In these elections, Congress and Praja Socialist Party formed an alliance to counter Communist Party of India in the elections. Congress and Praja Socialist Party alliance got the majority in the election and hence formed the government.[1]

Summary of results of the 1960 Kerala Legislative Assembly election[1][3]
Political Party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net Change
in seats
% of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Vote % in
contested seats
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 3 0 New 0 5,277 0.07 New 3.28
Communist Party of India
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108 29 Decrease 31 23.02 3,171,732 39.14 Increase 3.86 43.79
Indian National Congress
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80 63 Increase 20 50.00 2,789,556 34.42 Decrease 3.43 45.37
Praja Socialist Party 33 20 Increase 11 15.87 1,146,028 14.14 Decrease 3.38 38.41
IUML 12 11 New 8.73 401,925 4.96 New 47.79
Independent 61 5 Decrease 11 4.17 488,699 5.93 -5.61 13.96
Total Seats 126 (Steady 0) Voters 9,604,331 Turnout 8,232,572 (85.72%)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Statistical Report on General Election, 1960 : To the Legislative Assembly of Kerala" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Fresh light on 'Liberation Struggle'". The Hindu. 12 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ Thomas Johnson Nossiter (1 January 1982). Communism in Kerala: A Study in Political Adaptation. University of California Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-520-04667-2.