Elections in the Republic of India in 1971 included the 1971 Indian general election, elections to three state legislative assemblies and to seats in the Rajya Sabha.

General Election

Main article: 1971 Indian general election

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Indian National Congress (R)64,033,27443.68352+69
Indian National Congress (Organisation)15,285,85110.4316New
Bharatiya Jana Sangh10,777,1197.3522–13
Communist Party of India (Marxist)7,510,0895.1225+6
Communist Party of India6,933,6274.73230
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam5,622,7583.8423–2
Swatantra Party4,497,9883.078–36
Samyukta Socialist Party3,555,6392.433–20
Bharatiya Kranti Dal3,189,8212.181New
Telangana Praja Samithi1,873,5891.2810New
Praja Socialist Party1,526,0761.042–11
Shiromani Akali Dal1,279,8730.871New
Utkal Congress1,053,1760.721New
All India Forward Bloc962,9710.6620
Peasants and Workers Party of India741,5350.510–2
Revolutionary Socialist Party724,0010.493New
Republican Party of India (Khobragade)542,6620.370New
Kerala Congress542,4310.373+3
Bangla Congress518,7810.351–4
Indian Union Muslim League416,5450.2820
Vishal Haryana Party352,5140.241New
All India Jharkhand Party272,5630.191New
Shiv Sena227,4680.160New
Shoshit Dal Bihar193,3890.130New
Socialist Unity Centre of India157,7030.110New
Republican Party of India153,7940.1010
Janta Party139,0910.090New
All Party Hill Leaders Conference90,7720.0610
United Front of Nagaland89,5140.061New
Hindu Mahasabha73,1910.050New
Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League72,1310.050New
Bihar Prant Hul Jharkhand66,6690.050New
Hindustani Shoshit Dal65,9250.040New
Revolutionary Communist Party of India65,6220.040New
Lok Sewak Sangh62,5270.040New
Jana Congress60,1030.0400
Nagaland Nationalist Organisation58,5110.040–1
United Goans – Seqveria Group58,4010.0410
Socialist Party55,0640.040New
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party54,5970.040New
Proutist Bloc of India43,8490.030New
Telangana Congress43,5480.030New
Minorities Labour Party41,1980.030New
Indian Socialist Party38,7130.030New
Muslim Majlis Uttar Pradesh36,5260.020New
Lok Raj Party Himachal Pradesh34,0700.020New
Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Party31,7290.020New
Manipur Peoples Party31,0290.020New
Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad24,0930.020New
Republican Party of India (Ambedkarite)22,4280.020New
Backward Classes Mahasabha6,9290.000New
Revolutionary Socialist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist)6,1980.000New
Chota Nagpur Bhumi Rakshak Party4,9820.000New
Independents12,279,6298.3814–21
Appointed members[a]30
Total146,602,276100.00521–2
Valid votes146,602,27696.74
Invalid/blank votes4,934,5263.26
Total votes151,536,802100.00
Registered voters/turnout274,189,13255.27
Source: ECI
  1. ^ Two representing Anglo-Indians and one representing the North-East Frontier Agency.

Legislative Assembly elections

Orissa

Main article: 1971 Odisha Legislative Assembly election

Party No. of candidates No. of elected No. of votes %
Indian National Congress (Indira) 129 51 1240668 28.18%
Utkal Congress 139 33 1055826 23.99%
Swatantra Party 115 36 767815 17.44%
Praja Socialist Party 50 4 267768 6.08%
Orissa Jana Congress 66 1 227056 5.16%
Communist Party of India 29 4 210811 4.79%
Indian National Congress (Organization) 50 1 79460 1.81%
All India Jharkhand Party 14 4 72291 1.64%
Samyukta Socialist Party 15 0 53271 1.21%
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 11 2 52785 1.20%
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 21 0 30824 0.70%
All India Forward Bloc 4 0 8393 0,19%
Socialist Unity Centre of India 1 0 2093 0.05%
Bihar Prant Hul Jharkhand 1 0 532 0.01%
Independents 190 4 332327 7.55%
Total: 835 140

Tamil Nadu

Main article: 1971 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

Source: ECI[1]

Alliances Party Popular Vote Vote % Seats contested Seats won Change
Progressive Front
Seats: 205
Seat Change: +26
Popular Vote: 8,506,078
Popular Vote %: 54.30%
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 7,654,935 48.58% 203 184 +47
Communist Party of India 364,803 2.32% 10 8 +6
All India Forward Bloc 268,721 1.71% 9 7 +6
147,985 0.94% 4 4
Indian Union Muslim League 69,634 0.44% 2 2 -1
Democratic Front
Seats: 21
Seat Change: -50
Popular Vote: 6,016,530
Popular Vote %: 38.18%
Indian National Congress 5,513,894 34.99% 201 15 -36
Swatantra Party 465,145 2.95% 19 6 -14
37,491 0.24% 2 0
Others
Seats: 8
Seat Change:
Popular Vote: 1,234,193
Popular Vote %: 7.52%
Independent 965,379 6.13% 256 8
Communist Party of India 259,298 1.65% 37 0
Total 10

Political Parties

15,756,801 100% 234

West Bengal

Main article: 1971 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election

References

  1. ^ Election Commission of India. "1971 Tamil Nadu Election Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2009.