Elections in the Republic of India in 1983 included elections to six state legislative assemblies and to seats in the Rajya Sabha.

Legislative Assembly elections

Andhra Pradesh

Main article: 1983 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

s.no party seats contested seats won seats change vote share swing
1 Telugu Desam Party 289 202 +202 46.3% + 46.3%
2 Indian National Congress 294 60 -115 33.64% -22.78%
3 Communist Party of India (Marxist) 28 5 -3 2.01% -0.70%
4 Communist Party of India 48 6 +3 2.79% +0.30%
5 Bharatiya Janata Party 81 3 +3 2.76% +2.76%
6 Janata Party 44 1 -59 0.96% -27.89%
7 others 1100 20 +5 5.00% -4.20%

Assam

Main article: 1983 Assam Legislative Assembly election

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Indian National Congress1,194,65752.5391+65
Indian Congress (Socialist)137,6856.054New
Communist Party of India (Marxist)116,9235.142–9
Plain Tribals Council of Assam106,0844.661–3
Communist Party of India58,7462.581–4
Independents659,99529.0210–5
Total2,274,090100.00109–21
Valid votes2,274,09095.34
Invalid/blank votes111,1004.66
Total votes2,385,190100.00
Registered voters/turnout7,284,61232.74
Source: ECI[1]

Delhi

Main article: 1983 Delhi Metropolitan Council election

Summary of results of the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 1983[2]
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Indian National Congress 56 34 856,055 47.50%
Bharatiya Janata Party 50 19 666,605 36.99%
Lok Dal 6 2 73,765 4.09%
Janata Party 37 1 65,980 3.66%
Total 400 56 1,802,118

Jammu and Kashmir

Main article: 1983 Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly election

Karnataka

Main article: 1983 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

Summary of results of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 1983[3]
Political Party
Seats Contested
Seats Won
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Janata Party 193 95 4,272,318 33.07% Increase 36
Indian National Congress 221 82 5,221,419 40.42% Decrease 67
Bharatiya Janata Party 110 18 1,024,892 7.93% Increase 18
Communist Party of India 7 3 161,192 1.25% Steady
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 4 3 115,320 0.89% Increase 3
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1 1 16,234 0.13% Increase 1
Independents 751 22 1,998,256 15.47% Increase 12
Total 1365 224 12,919,459

Meghalaya

Main article: 1983 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election

Summary of the 17 February 1983 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Indian National Congress (INC) 130,956 27.68 1.64 Decrease 25 5 Increase
All Party Hill Leaders Conference (AHL) 118,593 24.92 0.15 Increase 15 1 Decrease
Hill State People's Democratic Party (HDP) 91,386 19.32 0.08 Increase 15 1 Increase
Public Demands Implementation Convention (PDIC) 23,253 4.92 2 Steady [a]
Communist Party of India 2,442 0.52 0.1 Decrease 0 Steady
Independents (IND) 106,378 22.49 2.33 Decrease 3 5 Decrease[b]
Total 473,050 100.00 60 ±0
Source: Election Commission of India[4]

a In the 1978 election, two candidates from the PDIC were elected, but the party had not obtained registration in time for the election; at that time, the party's representatives were recorded as independents in the official results.[5]

b Does not include the two PDIC candidates elected as independents in 1978.

Tripura

Main article: 1983 Tripura Legislative Assembly election

Performance of the political parties in this election
Party Seats Contested Seats Won No. of Votes % of Votes 1977 Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party 4 0 578 0.06% -
Communist Party of India 1 0 7,657 0.83% 0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 56 37 433,608 46.78% 51
Indian Congress Secular 3 0 540 0.06% -
Indian National Congress 45 12 282,859 30.51% 0
Janata Party 5 0 515 0.06% 0
All India Forward Block 1 0 6,549 0.71% 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 2 15,218 1.64% 2
Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti 14 6 97,039 10.47% 4
Independents 75 3 82,443 8.89% 2
Total 206 60 927,006

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Rajya Sabha

Main article: 1983 Indian Rajya Sabha elections

References

  1. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1983 to the Legislative Assembly of Assam". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  2. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1983 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF DELHI
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1983 to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  4. ^ "Meghalaya 1983". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  5. ^ Gupta, Susmita Sen (2005). Regionalism in Meghalaya. South Asian Publishers. p. 118. ISBN 978-81-7003-288-5.
  6. ^ "1983 Tripura Election result".