1951-52: First ever general election

Conducted over a period of four months, a total of 17.3 crore voters were registered.

Published : Aug 17, 2022 11:43 IST

A voter in front of ballot boxes marked with the candidates’ symbols in independent India’s first ever general election in 1951-52. The election, which saw a total of 17.3 crore voters registered, was conducted over a period of four months with an eventual voter turnout of 45.7 per cent.

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