Indian General Election Results – 1977

Name of Party Seats Won Change Votes %
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS(INC) 154 (198) 35%
COMMUNIST  PARTY OF INDIA (CPI) 7 (16) 3%
BHARATIYA LOK DAL(BLD)* 295 260 41%
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST)( CPM) 22 (3) 4%
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS ORGANISATION ( NCO) 3 (13) 2%
OTHER STATE PARTIES 49 9 9%
REGISTERED UNRECOGNISED PARTIES 3 (10) 1%
INDEPENDENT(IND) 9 (5) 6%
Total 542 100%

*Bhartiya Lok Dal was formed by a fusion of 7 parties major among them being  Praja Socialist Party, Bhartiya Jan Sangh, Samyukta Socialist Party & Swatantra Party.

Source: Statistical Report, Election Commission of India, 1977

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