Parliament Elections and Political Parties, 1999
Indian Parliament House

The general elections to the Indian Parliament is the biggest democratic exercise in the world, with an electorate of  about 620 million.  As many as 4648 candidates contested the elections in 538 of the 543 constituencies where polling could be held in September/October 1999. (Polling was postponed in five constituencies.)  The National Democratic Alliance, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won a simple majority in the House.
List of recognised political parties-99 Results (Party postion in 1999) Party position in 1998 State wise break up of seats

Archived Page with Schedule

CRJ Archives

Elections 2004