Lok Sabha Election: BJP has been in loss since the premature Lok Sabha elections, what is the record of Congress?

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Speculation: After Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, now Janata Dal United (JDU) Chief Nitish Kumar has announced the possibility of early Lok Sabha elections in 2024. has expressed apprehension. Talking to the media, he said, "…Elections (2024 Lok Sabha) can be held any time. It is not necessary that they be on time."

This statement of Nitish has come before the meeting of the opposition alliance India in Mumbai. In this meeting to be held on August 31 and September 1, discussions are to be held regarding the minimum common program and seat sharing. Apart from this, the name of the coordinator of the alliance, joint election meetings of the alliance, manifesto and logo are to be decided in the meeting.

It may be noted that in 1971, 1984 and 2004 Lok Sabha elections were held ahead of time in the country. In the first two elections, the Congress returned to power with a bumper seat, while in 2004, the BJP had to face defeat due to early elections.

Early elections for the first time in 1971
For the first time in 1971, early elections were held and Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister. Congress, which got 283 seats in 1967, got 352 seats this time and the party returned to power with a landslide victory.

Majority to Congress in 1984
In 1984, once again the Lok Sabha elections were held ahead of time in the country. This time, after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, in a wave of sympathy, he got a huge majority from the Congress. This time the party got a record 404 seats and Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister of the country.

BJP’s defeat in 2004
The third and last Lok Sabha elections were held before time in 2004, but this time the power was with BJP and the reins of the country were in the hands of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The party announced early elections with the slogan ‘India Shining’, ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Bharat Uday’ Yatra. However, it could not get success like Congress. BJP, which got 182 seats in 1999, was reduced to 145 seats this time. 

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