Indian General Election Results – 1996

Parties Seats Won Change Votes%
BHARATIYA JANTA PARTY(BJP) 161 41 20%
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (INC) 140 (92) 29%
JANTA DAL (JD) 46 (13) 8%
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST) ( CPM) 32 (3) 6%
TAMIL MAANILA CONGRESS (MOOPANAR)(TMC)(M) 20 20 2%
SAMAJWADI PARTY(SP) 17 17 3%
DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM(DMK) 17 17 2%
OTHER STATE / UNRECOGNISED PARTIES 21 (10) 7%
TELGU DESAM PARTY(TDP) 16 3 3%
SHIVSENA(SHS) 15 11 1%
COMMUNIST  PARTY OF INDIA (CPI) 12 (2) 2%
BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY(BSP) 11 9 4%
INDEPENDENTS (IND) 9 8 6%
SAMATA PARTY(SAP) 8 3 2%
AKALI DAL 8 8 1%
REVOLUTIONIST SOCIALIST PARTY (RSP) 5 1 1%
ASOM GANA PARISHAD 5 4 1%
TOTAL 543   100%

Source: Statistical Report, Election Commission of India, 1996, Wikipedia

*TMC was formed by G.K. Moopnar who split from Congress.

**Samajwadi Party was formed as an offshoot of Janata Dal.

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