10 Photographs From India’s First General Elections In 1952


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India’s first general elections were held between 25 October 1951 and 21 February 1952. Reddit user hauser-quaid shared some amazing scenes from these general elections. Here are 10 photographs from India’s first general elections in 1952:

A blind old man being carried towards a polling booth by his son, to help him to cast his vote, near a polling station in Jama Masjid area in Delhi.

A blind old man being carried towards a polling booth by his son, to help him to cast his vote, near a polling station in Jama Masjid area in Delhi.

A Communist Camp of Karol Bagh, Delhi.

A Communist Camp of Karol Bagh, Delhi.

Mir Mushtaq Ahmed, a Socialist candidate is seen here canvassing for himself in a Delhi Street. He contested for a seat in the State Assembly.

Mir Mushtaq Ahmed, a Socialist candidate is seen here canvassing for himself in a Delhi Street. He contested for a seat in the State Assembly.

A Polling Officers affixes indelible ink mark on the fore-finger of a voter before allowing her to cast the vote.

A Polling Officers affixes indelible ink mark on the fore-finger of a voter before allowing her to cast the vote.

Young lady voters reading the poster of a Congress candidate.

Young lady voters reading the poster of a Congress candidate.

Vote for “Jan Sangh” – was a slogan raised by supporters of this Party.

Vote for “Jan Sangh” – was a slogan raised by supporters of this Party.

The supporters of the Socialist Party carrying a poster to appeal to voters to cast their vote in favour of their candidate.

The supporters of the Socialist Party carrying a poster to appeal to voters to cast their vote in favour of their candidate.

The Election Head Office of the K.M.P.P. Party in New Delhi.

The Election Head Office of the K.M.P.P. Party in New Delhi.

Outside the Town Hall Polling Booth, Delhi: A Polling Officer is seen issuing an identity Slip to a voter.

Outside the Town Hall Polling Booth, Delhi: A Polling Officer is seen issuing an identity Slip to a voter.

A view of Polling Booth at Modern High School, in New Delhi. A long queue of women voters are seen waiting for their turn to cast their votes.

A view of Polling Booth at Modern High School, in New Delhi. A long queue of women voters are seen waiting for their turn to cast their votes.

Credits:
Original photos archived by Photodivision.gov.in
Shared by reddit user hauser-quaid

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