West Bengal Assembly Election Results 2011
West Bengal has been under the rule of Left Front for a long long time now. From 1977 when Jyoti Basu became the Chief Minister to till date, CPI(M) and Left Front have a solo run in the state. Jyoti Basu was the longest serving Chief Minister in Indian history and he was not just respected by his party, but equally loved by general public and other political parties. Had CPM not taken a strange decision of not participating in the Central Govt in 1996, Mr. Jyoti Basu would have been India's PM. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was handed the CM's post after Jyoti Basu left it for health reasons, but over the years CPI(M) popularity has dwindled and the 2011 Assembly Elections are going to be a real tough test for the Left Front.Some facts on West Bengal Assembly Polls 2011:
The prime contender to the Left Front regime in West Bengal is Mamata Banerjee, leader of Trinamool Congress. She is believed to be a common person's leader and her opposition of land acquisitions, which finally forced Tata Nano car project to be moved out of West Bengal, highlighted her desire to help farmers of the region. If she has to win over the 2011 elections, she may need some good support from the Congress. Congress had a free-run in the state for most years between 1947 to 1977. However, with the rise of Jyoti Basu, Congress found its popularity dwindling. But with Mamata Banerjee as an ally, Congress can hope of winning and taking part in Govt formation in 2011.
|State ||Districts ||Total Constituencies ||Electoral Rolls ||Polling Stations |
||294 (68 for SC and 16 for ST)
West Bengal Election Schedule:
West Bengal Elections 2011 was held in 6 phases. The first phase was on 18th April and the final 6th phase ended on 10th May. The counting of votes will be done on 13th May (Friday).
|1st Phase(54) ||2nd Phase(50) ||3rd Phase(75) ||4th Phase(63) ||5th Phase(38) ||6th Ph(14) |
|Date of issue of Notification
||14.4.2011 (Thursday) |
|Last Date for Nominations
||21.4.2011 (Thursday) |
|Date for Scrutiny
||23.4.2011 (Saturday) |
|Last Candidature Withdrawl Date
||25.4.2011 (Monday) |
|Date of Polls
||10.5.2011 (Tuesday) |
|Date before which election will be completed
||18.5.2011 (Wednesday) |
West Bengal Election Results:
General Elections 2009:
In the 2009 General Elections, Trinamool Congress emerged as the clear winner. No one expected such good results for Mamata Banerjee. Trinamul won 19 out of the total 42 seats. CPM managed just 9 with Congress winning only 6. Detailed West Bengal election results are here.
Assembly Results for WB in 2006:
CPM was the biggest gainer in the 2006 Vidhansabha Polls. It ended up winning 175 seats alone out of the total 294, and the Left Front coalition won 233 seats. CPM gained 32 seats then last elections in 2001. Trinamul Congress was the biggest loser and lost almost 50% of its total seats from the 2001 polls. It just won 29 seats. Congress lost 5 seats from last polls and ended at 21.
BJP doesn't really have a base in West Bengal yet and it is evident from the fact that it has not won a single assembly seat in either 2001 or 2006 polls.
|Political Party ||No. of Seats ||Constituents |
||CPM: 175, AIFB: 23, RSP: 20, CPI: 9, WBSP: 4, RJD: 1, DSP(P): 1, NCP:0 |
||AITC: 29, JKP(N): 1, BJP: 0, JD(U): 0 |
||INC: 21, GNLF: 3 and 6 other parties |
Detailed coverage of West Bengal 2006 Assembly results is here.
West Bengal Assembly Constituencies for 2011 Elections:
There would be a total of 294 legislative seats from 19 districts of WB going to polls for West Bengal 2011 Assembly elections.
Click the district names below to get constituency maps, election information and past results: