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June 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Congress (I) sweep

Congress (I) has won five of the seven Lok Sabha seats for which the elections were held. In the assembly by-elections the party won all seven seats declared in UP, all four declared in Bihar and the lone seat in Karnataka.

By: Editorial |
June 16, 2021 3:53:59 am
In West Bengal, however, it could win only two of the six seats on which elections were held, the other four being won by the CPM.

The Prime Minister’s son Rajiv Gandhi, Fakhruddin Ahmed’s widow, Abida Begum, and the UP Chief Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh led the Congress (1) sweep in the Lok Sabha and assembly by-elections, the results of which were announced on June 14. Congress (I) has won five of the seven Lok Sabha seats for which the elections were held. In the assembly by-elections the party won all seven seats declared in UP, all four declared in Bihar and the lone seat in Karnataka. In West Bengal, however, it could win only two of the six seats on which elections were held, the other four being won by the CPM.

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