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Explain any four reasons for the dominance of the Congress Party in the first three general elections in India.

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• In the first election, Congress won 364/489 seats as per expectations. 

• The Communist Party next to Congress won only 16 seats. 

• The Congress scored higher in state elections also except Travancore-Cochin (Kerala), Madras and Orissa. 

• Hence, country ruled at national and state level both by declaring Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru as the first Prime Minister of India. 

• In second and third elections also, Congress maintained the same position in the Lok Sabha by winning the three fourth seats in the years 1957 and 1962 respectively

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