1960 elections in India
Legislative Assembly electionsEdit
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". 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.
|Votes||Vote %||Change in
|Vote % in |
|Bharatiya Jana Sangh||3||0||New||0||5,277||0.07||New||3.28|
|Communist Party of India||108||29||31||23.02||3,171,732||39.14||3.86||43.79|
|Indian National Congress||80||63||20||50.00||2,789,556||34.42||3.43||45.37|
|Praja Socialist Party||33||20||11||15.87||1,146,028||14.14||3.38||38.41|
|Total Seats||126 ( 0)||Voters||9,604,331||Turnout||8,232,572 (85.72 %)|
- "Statistical Report on General Election, 1960 : To the Legislative Assembly of Kerala" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "Fresh light on 'Liberation Struggle'". The Hindu. 12 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- 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.
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