12th Class Political Science Solved Paper - Political Science-2016 Outside Delhi Set-I

  • question_answer Explain any four reasons for the dominance of the Congress Party in the first three general elections in India.

    Answer:

    Reasons for the dominance of Congress Party in first three general elections in India:
    (i) The results of the first general election did not surprise anyone as the Indian National Congress was expected this election. The Congress party had inherited the legacy of the National Movement. Moreover, it was the only political party to have an organization spread all over the country.
    (ii) The Congress Party had the most popular and charismatic leader in Nehru Ji. The final results of the Congress did surprise many. The party got 364 of the 489 seats in the first Lok Sabha and finished way ahead of any other challenger.
    (iii) In the second and the third general elections, held in 1957 and 1962 respectively, the Congress Party kept its position intact in the Lok Sabha. It won three-fourth of the total seats.
    (iv) Along with the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Party did equally well in the State Elections which were held simultaneously. In this way, the Congress Party ruled all over the country at the National and the State level.


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