Rajiv Gandhi voting in 1991, a day before he was assassinated. The 1991 elections to elect the members of the 10th Lok Sabha were a mid-term one as the previous Lok Sabha had been dissolved just 16 months after government formation. Photos: Hindustan Times
Election posters in 1991. On 21 June Congress leader P V Narasimha Rao (in picture) sworn in as the prime minister, becoming the only second Congress PM from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.
CEC T. N. Seshan during the election of 1991. The two most important poll issues were the Mandal Commission fallout and the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue.
Then Prime minister Chandra Shekhar voting in 1991. The Mandal Commission report implemented by the V P Singh government gave 27% reservation to the Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in government jobs had led to widespread violence across the country.
Assam leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta voting in 1991.
Film actor Sunil Dutt voting in 1991.
Symbols of political parties in 1991. The Congress emerged as the largest party with 232 seats, while the BJP came in second with 120 seats and the Janata Dal won 59 seats.
Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar filing his nomination during the elections of 1991.
Election posters in 1991.
Counting of votes in the general election of 1991.