O'Reilly logo

India Since Independence by V. Krishna Ananth

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Epilogue

The National Front government (2 December 1989 to 7 November 1990) was, in fact, just the beginning of a long phase, in independent India’s political history, of an era of coalitions. It marked the end of single party rule. The short spell when Chandra Shekhar headed a government (with a ramshackle group of 60 MPs) supported by the 197 Congress (I) MPs fell on 7 March 1991. The elections in May–June 1991 threw a hung Parliament again. Another minority government under P. V. Narasimha Rao (as head of a pre-poll alliance consisting of Congress (I), AIADMK, Indian Union Muslim League and Kerala Congress–Mani added up to 240 MPs) was sworn in on 21 June 1991. A three-tier cabinet, with 58 members, was sworn in that day. Rao was elected ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required