Elections in West Bengal

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Elections in West Bengal, a state in India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of West Bengal creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President's rule may be imposed.

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Year Lok Sabha Election Winning Party/Coalition
1951 First Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1957 Second Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1962 Third Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1967 Fourth Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1971 Fifth Lok Sabha Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1977 Sixth Lok Sabha Janata Party (CPI(M), BLD, RSP, FBL)
1980 Seventh Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M),
1984 Eighth Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
1989 Ninth Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
1991 Tenth Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
1996 Eleventh Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
1998 Twelfth Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
1999 Thirteenth Lok Sabha Left Front (CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
2004 Fourteenth Lok Sabha Left Front(CPI(M), CPI, RSP, FBL)
2009 Fifteenth Lok Sabha United Progressive Alliance (TMC, INC)
2014 Sixteenth Lok Sabha TMC

Assembly elections[edit]

Year Election Winning Party/Coalition Chief Minister
1952 First Assembly Indian National Congress Bidhan Chandra Roy
1957 Second Assembly Indian National Congress Bidhan Chandra Roy
1962 Third Assembly Indian National Congress Prafulla Chandra Sen
1967 Fourth Assembly United Front (1967) Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee
1969 Fifth Assembly United Front (1969) Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee
1971 Sixth Assembly Indian National Congress Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
1972 Seventh Assembly Indian National Congress Siddhartha Shankar Ray
1977 Eighth Assembly Left Front Jyoti Basu
1982 Ninth Assembly Left Front Jyoti Basu
1987 Tenth Assembly Left Front Jyoti Basu
1991 Eleventh Assembly Left Front Jyoti Basu
1996 Twelfth Assembly Left Front Jyoti Basu
2001 Thirteenth Assembly Left Front Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
2006 Fourteenth Assembly Left Front Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
2011 Fifteenth Assembly All India Trinamool Congress Mamata banerjee

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