First General Election Facts…

  • first general election in India, held over a four-month period (Oct 15, 1951, to Feb 21, 1952)
  • each candidate was allotted a separate ballot box at polling booths, differently colored, on which each candidate’s name and election symbol was labelled
  • The ballot papers were printed at the Government of India Security Press at Nashik, where the Indian currency notes were also printed.
  • 14 National Parties , Total 53 Parties participated.
  • At that time, there were 314 constituencies with one seat, 86 with two seats and one with three seats (Interesting :P).
  • B. R. Ambedkar was defeated in the Bombay (North Central) ,Dr Ambedkar then entered the parliament as a Rajya Sabha member. He contested by-poll from Bhandara in 1954 to try to enter Lok Sabha but again lost to Mr Borkar of Congress.
  • The very first votes of the election were cast in the tehsil (district) of Chini in Himachal Pradesh.


Lets Enjoy Some Pics 🙂


Mock election 1951:Delhi


Vijay Lakshmi Pandit doing Pre-Election Meet


Sukumar Sen 1st Election Commissioner of india,1951


Respect _/\_




Pic From Delhi


Credit :- Internet 🙂

Congress’ symbol in 1st general elections was pair of bulls

in 1951 General election Congress had bullocks and the hand was Forward Bloc’s

Symbols in 1951


 CPI is the only national party whose symbol remains unchanged.


  1. All India Bhartiya Jan Sangh – Lamp
  2. Bolshevik Party of India – Star
  3. Communist Party of India – Ears of corn and a sickle
  4. Forward Bloc (Marxist Group) – Standing lion
  5. Forward Bloc (Ruikar Group) – Human hand
  6. Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha – Horse and rider
  7. Indian National Congress – Yoked oxen (at some places also referred to as bulls, but then there is a difference between a bull and an ox/bullock)
  8. Krishikar Lok Party – A cultivator winnowing grain
  9. Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party – Hut
  10. Revolutionary Communist Party of India – Flaming torch
  11. Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad – Rising sun
  12. Revolutionary Socialist Party – Spade and stoker
  13. All India Scheduled Caste Federation – Elephant
  14. Socialist Party – Tree