1952 Delhi Legislative Assembly election
All 48 seats to the Delhi Legislative Assembly
25 seats needed for a majority
The first Delhi Legislative Assembly election to the Delhi Legislative Assembly was held on 27 March 1952. Forty-eight seats were up for election. Six of the constituencies elected two assembly members, the remaining 36 constituencies elected a single member.
|Indian National Congress||47||39||81.25||2,71,812||52.09|
|Bharatiya Jana Sangh||31||5||10.42||1,14,207||21.89|
|Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha||5||1||2.08||6,891||1.32|
|Total Seats||48||Voters||7,44,668||Turnout||5,21,766 (58.52 %)|
On 1 November 1956, under States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Delhi was made a Union Territory under the direct administration of the President of India and the Delhi Legislative Assembly was abolished simultaneously. Next legislative assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993, when Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution.
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- "Reorganisation of States, 1955" (PDF). The Economic Weekly. 15 October 1955. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Sixty-ninth amendment". Delhi Assembly official website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016.