Political power in India, table
Power balance between the two major opposing parties, Congress and Bharatiya Jana Sangh/Bharatiya Janata Party (BJS/BJP) since the formation of the Indian Union
|Year||BJS/BJP (%)||Congress (%)||BJS/BJP (seats)||Congress (seats)|
 Numbers for Congress (Indira)
 In 1977, Jana Sangh is part of the union of parties opposed to the Congress. This opposition party, named Janata Party, gained 41.32% of the votes (295 seats). The stated numbers are equivalent to the share of the share of the Jana Sangh within this merger of opposition parties (according to sources of the BJP).
2009-2014: The Indian National Congress is the single largest party in India and is able to form the government with other parties in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The UPA has 275 seats (incl. outside support) and has, therefore, two seats above the required number to stay in power. The BJP leads the coalition of opposition parties, National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with 136 seats.