These elections were happening in a very polarized atmosphere. Chandrasekhar had resigned on March 6, 1991. There was a round of mandal and kamandal in the country. Communal bloating and ethnic grouping were at its peak. While the Ram Mandir movement was under full swing under BJP leadership, the recommendations of the Mandal Commission had increased the barrier between the backward and the backward. India was drinking between ethnic and religious chaos.
Although the center of India's politics may have been Delhi, this politics has got strength with the small subcenters of the country. The Amethi parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh is such a subcenter of power where the Prime Minister is sitting on the strength of the votes cast from the throne of Delhi. Amethi has been the traditional constituency of the Nehru-Gandhi family. The state here revolves around this family. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting from this seat at this time. Union Minister Smriti Irani standing in front of Rahul Gandhi The votes are to be cast on May 6. Due to being connected to the Nehru-Gandhi family, many stories have been linked to this seat. These stories are the story of the development of parliamentary democracy of India. One such story is related to 1991. It was definitely a candidate who won his seat, but he was not present to celebrate the victory. He was murdered just days before the election results were declared.
The name of this person was Rajiv Gandhi. That was 1991. The election was announced for the formation of the Tenth Lok Sabha. Rajiv Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was contesting from his traditional seat Amethi. These elections were happening in a very polarized atmosphere. Chandrasekhar had resigned on March 6, 1991. There was a round of mandal and kamandal in the country. Communal bloating and ethnic grouping were at its peak. While the Ram Mandir movement was under full swing under BJP leadership, the recommendations of the Mandal Commission had increased the barrier between the backward and the backward. India was drinking between ethnic and religious chaos.Lok Sabha elections were going on in this extremely bitter atmosphere The first phase of voting took place on May 20, 1991. In the first phase, voting was held in 211 seats. Then the total votes for 534 seats were being cast. The next day i.e., on the fateful May 21, during the election campaign, the LTTE terrorists killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's human bomb in Sriperumbudur 40 kilometers away from Chennai. The whole country was stunned by this painful situation.
Elections were postponed after this unexpected event. After all, elections were held on the remaining 323 seats on May 12 and 15. The results of this election are also interesting. In the areas where the voting took place before the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the condition of the Congress was crispy, but where the voting took place after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, there was tremendous sympathy in the party's favor.
Rajiv Gandhi gets 53 percent votes
Rajiv Gandhi was declared victorious after his post of Amethi posthumously. According to the Election Commission figures, they get 1 lakh 87 thousand 138 votes. He got 53.23 percent votes of total votes. Ravindra Pratap of BJP, who was in second place, He got 75 thousand 53 votes. Rajiv Gandhi was declared the winner by the Election Commission margin of 1, 12, 85 votes. Congress got 232 seats in this election. Later elections were held on 12 seats in Punjab. All 12 seats Congress won a Total number of Congress members in the Lok Sabha was 244.
After Rajiv Gandhi's departure, Narasimha Rao became the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. After becoming the leader of the parliamentary party Narasimha Rao showed the Political Croft of Gajab By mobilizing the support of small parties, they claim to form the government on behalf of the Congress. Which the President accepted. The minority government lasted for five years under his leadership. A by-election was held here again in Amethi. This time Capt. Satish Sharma contested and won the Congress ticket.