The general election of India was done in 1951–52 when country elected its first Lok Sabha. Until this point, the Indian Constituent Assembly had served as an interim legislature.
- Election was started on 25 October 1951 finished on 21 February 1952.
- Total number of seats which gone for polling was 489.
- Indian National Congress (INC) won won 364 of the 489 seats and 45% of the total votes polled.
- Jawaharlal Nehru became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the country.
- Country had 173 million voters out of which 45.7% exercised their right to vote.
Top Ten Parties of First General Election:
Indian National Congress - 364 Seats
Independents - 37 Seats
Communist Party of India - 16 Seats
Socialist Party - 12 Seats
Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party - 9 Seats
Peoples Democratic Front - 7 Seats
Ganatantra Parishad - 6 Seats
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha - 4 Seats
Shiromani Akali Dal - 4 Seats
Tamil Nadu Toilers Party - 4 Seats