"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

    This is an educational platform that deals with the Indian political system and the past elections of India. The information provided on this website is purely based on our understanding and data collected from various sources.

The political statistics section of our website describes the basic structure of the Indian political system and analytics of national parties, leaders, electors & voters. Under the economic statistics section, We are trying to give analytics of economic data in co-relation with different political systems. The parliamentary section is having detailed results of various elections happened in India. The legislative assembly section contains analytics of state-level parties, electors & voters. Under each state-level web page, you can find the detailed results of various legislative elections.

Most of the contents on this website are under construction and if a section which you are interested in is not available, write to us and we will be happy to add that information on our website on priority.

     Our India had 17 Parliamentary elections (Lok Sabha) & 17 Prime ministers till 2019. The pie chart shows the ruling years of each party in India.

Indian National Congress (INC - a Centre Left-Wing Party of India) have ruled us for almost 54.4 years,
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP - a Right-Wing Party of India) have ruled us for 11.2 years,
Janata Party (JNP) have ruled us for 2.8 years,
Janata Dal (JD) have ruled us for 2.7 years &
Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP) have ruled us for 0.6 years.

Click here to know the detailed list of Prime ministers, duration and parties.

The constitution of India became effective from 26th Jan 1950 and the first independent India's general election was held in 1951. Click here for brief information about "Constitution of India".

Did you know?

When we had our independent India's first general election in 1951, the biggest challenges for "Sukumar Sen" (the first election commissioner of India) were

  • We had 17.32 crore electors & majority of them could not read/write (over 70%).
  • Majority of women did not want to disclose their names and they described their names to a male relation (Example X's wife, X's daughter & X's mother).
  • The election was held in 68 phases for various reasons.

     If you look at the line chart (% increase/decrease), the average increase in electors is calculated to 13% (approximately) when compared to previous "election-year" and the detailed number of electors & voters can be found in "electors & voters bar chart".

The E-YoY % increase/decrease in voters for Indian National congress (INC) is stable compared to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But when looking at the INC voter details the vote bank of INC have not grown after 1984 election. They have got 12.01 crore voters in 1984 election, which is the highest. After 1984, the total number of INC voters are floating around 9.5 to 12 crores. The average growth of INC voters is calculated to only 7% E-YoY (Election -Year on Year).

The E-YoY % increase/decrease in voters for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not stable compared to INC. But when looking at the BJP voter details the vote bank of BJP is growing steadily. There is a reduction of BJP voters from 2004 election to 2009 election, but the average growth of BJP voters is calculated to 66% E-YoY. They have got more than 7 times (624%) voters in 1977 & more than 2 times (119%) voters in 2014. The 22.85 crore BJP voters in 2019 election is the highest for them.

     When you look at the chart “National Parties-“% of Votes”, same colour (Orange) is given for parties preceded by BJP & merged with them for better understanding. INC vote share is declining & BJP vote share is growing fast. Janata Dal (JD) had a good start, but vanished after the party was split into various small parties. The vote bank of other national parties (BSP, CPI, CPI(M) & NCP) are rolling around 5%.

Below are the considerations taken into account for making this chart,

  • The national parties which appeared only once in the election were removed in this comparison (AIIC(T), BPI, FBL, HMS, JNP(S), JNP(JP), JD(U), JD(S), KLP,SP,SCF, SOC, RSP, RRP, RJD, LKD(B) & KMPP).
  • The national parties which appeared for few elections and got less votes were removed in this comparison (ICS, JP, SSP, SAP & LKD).
  • 1980 – Indira Congress (INC(I)) is considered as INC.
  • 1985 results are merged with 1984 election & 1992 results are merged with 1991 election.
  • JNP contested 1977 election with the symbol of BLD, which is considered as JNP.
  • The parties SWA,PSP,NCO,BJS merged with JNP & they are part of current BJP.

To know the list of cancelled & delayed elections in India, click the link.

     Economics & Politics may look two completely different subjects, but both are interrelated and it is completely right to combine them both. Economy has a strong relationship with government policies, individuals & political theories (rightism, leftism & centrism).

    Political position cannot be simply defined from social ideologies (left, right or centre). Economic positions and policy decisions are most important. In the political spectrum “Mahatma Gandhi” and current “Congress Party” cannot be located on a single point in any of the four quadrants.

    With our understanding “Mahatma Gandhi” will fall in II quadrant, very close to horizontal centre line and “Current Congress Party” will fall in II quadrant, but somewhere close to vertical line. This assumption is completely based on the public decisions & political stands taken by Congress Party in recent days.

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