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The First Ever Elections Of Independent India

Oct 25, 2020, 12:16 PM IST

On this day in 1951, the first ever election to the Lok Sabha since India became independent began. 1949 candidates competed for 489 seats in the Lok Sabha. More than 173 million people out of an overall population of about 360 million were eligible to vote, making it the largest election conducted at the time.

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