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West Bengal By-election Results 2015

Parliamentary

ConstituencyWinnerPartyVotesRunnerupPartyVotes
Bangaon Mamata ThakurTMC539999Debesh DasCPI328214

Assembly

KrishnaganjSatyajit BiswasAITC 95469Dr. Manabendra Ray BJP58436

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The 16th Lok Sabha elections saw a political change in West Bengal. The state has 42 parliamentary constituencies and in the 2014 elections, 34 seats were won by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) won only two seats. The General Elections 2014 took place in West Bengal in five different phases. After TMC won the elections, Mamata Banerjee became the Chief Minister of the state. In the 2009 General Elections too, the TMC came out as the victorious party after winning 19 seats. The opinion and exit polls had also predicted that TMC would continue to win the 2014 elections as well. During the 2009 General Elections, the TMC party won 19 seats in the state, followed by CPM which won nine seats.

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Quick facts for West Bengal Elections About West Bengal Elections The Main Political Parties
Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal The State Legislative Assembly List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal
List of Governor of West Bengal Rajya Sabha Members From West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal
Latest News And Update Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 PCs and ACs Elections Results of WB
Cabinet Ministers of West Bengal

Quick facts for West Bengal Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies
42
Assembly Constituencies 293
Ruling PartyAll India Trinamool Congress
Opposition PartyCPI
Chief MinisterKm. Mamata Banerjee
GovernorKeshari Nath Tripathi
Chief Electoral OfficerSunil Kumar Gupta
AddressWest Bengal, 21- N.S Road, Kolkata- 700001

About West Bengal Elections

West Bengal, one of the India's most populous states, has held regular elections since the constitution of its first Legislative Assembly in 1952. The state has a unicameral legislature. The Vidhan Sabha or the Legislative Assembly has 295 members out of which 294 are directly elected and one member is nominated from the Anglo-Indian community. The state assembly had 240 members in the first Vidhan Sabha and 251 in the second Vidhan Sabha. The number gradually increased to 295 in the eighth assembly in 1977. The tenure of the state assembly is of five years unless it is dissolved.

West Bengal is represented in the Indian parliament by 42 directly elected members in the Lok Sabha or the lower house and 16 members in the Rajya Sabha or the upper house. The state also holds elections for the local bodies such as the Municipalities, Zila Parishads and Gram Panchayats.

The main political parties in the state are the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM), and the Indian National Congress (INC). The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) was formed in 1998, and is now a major regional party of the state.

Though, the INC was in power in the state in the sixties, the CPM came into power in the seventies. Jyoti Basu of the CPM was the chief minister of the state from 1977 to 2000, and also became the longest serving chief minister of any state in India. Mamata Banerjee of the TMC won the Assembly Elections in 2011 and is also the current Chief Minister of the state. She also became the first non-CPM Chief Minister of the state after 34 years of CPM’s rule.

In the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the TMS won 34 seats and the CPM won only two seats. The INC won four seats.


The Main Political Parties


The main national parties of the state are:
  • The Communist Party of India (CPI)
  • The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)
  • The Indian National Congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party

The main state parties are:
  • All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
  • All India Forward Bloc
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • Gorakha National Liberation Front (registered but unrecognised)
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (registered but unrecognised)
  • Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra)
  • Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)

New Rules
The Supreme Court passed a law in the year 2013 by which all ballot papers and EVMs will now include a "None of the Above" (NOTA) option so that the public has the freedom to not vote for any of the candidates without compromising their anonymity. However, NOTAs will not affect the outcome of the elections and will be considered invalid.

Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal


Some of the parliamentary constituencies are Cooch Behar, Alipurduars, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Raiganj, Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, Baharampur, Murshidabad, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Bangaon, Barrackpore, Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Joynagar, Jadavpur, Birbhum, Purulia, Kolkata Dakshin, and Kolkata Uttar. The state has 294 Legislative Assembly constituencies, out of which 68 are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 16 are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes (ST). Some of the Legislative Assembly constituencies are Gosaba (SC), Basirhat Dakshin,
Pandabeswar, Nagrakata (ST), Bangaon Dakshin (SC), Canning Purba, Falta, Madhyamgram, Itahar, Sujapur, Bhatpara, Noapara, Raidighi, Ballygunge, Balarampur, Balurghat, Tollyganj, Labhpur, Asansol Uttar, Asnsol Dakshin, Chanchal, Kalimpong, Lalgola, Murshidabad, Karimpur, Jadavpur

The State Legislative Assembly


The last Legislative Assembly elections in the state were held in 2011. The total number of candidates in fray was 1792. The total number of electors was 5,62,83,457, out of which 4,74,64,338 or 84.33% had cast their votes.

The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) with 184 seats formed the government. The CPI won two seats and the CPI (M) took 40 seats. The INC got 42 seats. Mamata Banerjee of the TMC formed the first non CPI (M) government in 34 years.

The Speaker of the current Legislative Assembly is Biman Banerjee. The Deputy Speaker is Sonali Guha Bose. The Leader of the Opposition is Surjya Kanta Mishra.

West Bengal Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal


Since the Independence of India, West Bengal has been governed by a total of eight Chief Ministers, of whom Jyoti Basu of the CPM governed for 23 years, making him the country's longest serving Chief Minister. Of all previous Chief Ministers, five belonged to the INC and two to the CPM.

Sl.No.Name of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Mamata Banerjee05/20/11IncumbentAITC
2Buddhadeb Bhattacharya11/06/0005/13/11CPM
3Jyoti Basu06/21/7711/06/00CPM
4Siddhartha Shankar Ray03/19/7206/21/77INC
5President's rule06/28/7103/19/72 
6Prafulla Chandra Ghosh04/02/7106/28/71INC
7President's rule03/19/7004/02/71 
8Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee02/25/6903/19/70BAC
9President's rule02/20/6802/25/69 
10Prafulla Chandra Ghosh11/02/6702/20/68Independent Progressive Democratic Alliance Front
11Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee03/15/6711/02/67BAC
12Prafulla Chandra Sen07/08/6203/15/67INC
13President's rule07/01/6207/08/62 
14Bidhan Chandra Roy01/14/4807/01/62INC
15Prafulla Chandra Ghosh08/15/4701/14/48INC


List of Governor of West Bengal


Governors are the nominal heads of a state, appointed by the President of India. Since Independence, West Bengal has had 27 governors. The current governor is Keshari Nath Tripathi, who assumed office in 2014. Each governor serves a term of five years, unless circumstances require otherwise. The governor of West Bengal also acts as the Chairman of various organisations like the Victoria Memorial Hall, the Eastern Zonal Culture Centre, the West Bengal's Indian Red Cross Society and the Indian Museum. As an ex officio, the governor also assumes the post of the Chancellor of all the 14 universities of the state.

Sl.No. Name of GovernorFrom To
1Keshari Nath Tripathi Jul 14, 2014Incumbent
2D. Y. PatilJul 5, 2014Jul 14, 2014
3M.K. NarayananJan 24, 2010Jun 30, 2014
4Devanand Konwar (additional charge)Dec 14, 2009Jan 24, 2010
5Gopalkrishna GandhiDec 14, 2004Dec 14, 2009
6Viren J. ShahDec 4, 1999Dec 14, 2004
7Shyamal Kumar Sen (acting)May 18, 1999Dec 4, 1999
8Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge)Apr 27, 1998May 18, 1999
9K.V. Raghunatha ReddyAug 14, 1993Apr 27, 1998
10B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge)Jul 13, 1993Aug 14, 1993
11Saiyid Nurul HasanFeb 7, 1990Jul 12, 1993
12T. V. RajeswarMar 20, 1989Feb 7, 1990
13Saiyid Nurul HasanAug 12, 1986Mar 20, 1989
14Uma Shankar DikshitOct 1, 1984Aug 12, 1986
15Satish Chandra (acting)Aug 16, 1984Oct 1, 1984
16Anant Prasad SharmaOct 10, 1983Aug 16, 1984
17Bhairab Dutt PandeSep 12, 1981Oct 10, 1983
18Tribhuvana Narayana SinghNov 6, 1979Sep 12, 1981
19Anthony Lancelot DiasAug 21, 1971Nov 6, 1979
20Shanti Swaroop DhavanSep 19, 1969Aug 21, 1971
21Deep Narayan Sinha (acting)Apr 1, 1969Sep 19, 1969
22Dharma ViraJun 1, 1967Apr 1, 1969
23Padmaja NaiduNov 3, 1956Jun 1, 1967
24Phani Bhusan Chakraborty (acting)Aug 8, 1956Nov 3, 1956
25Harendra Coomar MookerjeeNov 1, 1951Aug 8, 1956
26Kailash Nath KatjuJun 21, 1948Nov 1, 1951
27Chakravarthi RajagopalachariApr 29, 1905Jun 21, 1948


Cabinet Ministers of West Bengal

MinistriesName of Minister
Chief Minister and Minister in Charge (MIC), Home, Personnel & Administrative Reforms, Information & Cultural, Affairs, Power, Land & Land, Reforms, Health & Family, Affairs, Hill Affairs, Minority, Affairs & Madrasha, Micro , and Small Scale Enterprises, and TextilesMamata Banerjee
Parliamentary Affairs, Education (Primary, School and Higher Education) Partha Chatterjee
Finance and Excise, Commerce & Industries, Public Enterprises and Industrial Reconstruction , Information Technology, Electronics Amit Mitra
Power & Non Conventional Energy Sources Manish Gupta
Public Health & Engineering , Panchayat & Rural DevelopmentSubrata Mukherjee
Mass Education Extension and Library ServicesAbdul Karim Chowdhury
Consumer AffairsSadhan Pande
Backward Classes WelfareUpen Biswas
Disaster Management, Fire & Emergency Services and Civil DefenceJaved Khan
Public Works Department (PWD)Shri Shankar Chakraborty
Refugee, Relief and RehabilitationSabitri Mitra
Food & SuppliesJyotipriya Mallick
Self Help Group and Self EmploymentSantiram Mahato
Co operationShri Jyotirmoy Kar
LabourShri Moloy Ghatak
TourismShri Bratya Basu
StatisticsJanab Noore Alam Chowdhury
Statistics, Planning & Programme ImplementationShri Rachhpal Singh
Food Processing and HorticultureShri Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury
ForestsShri Binay Krishna Burman
North Bengal DevelopmentShri Gautam Deb
Correctional AdministrationShri Janab Haider Aziz Safw
Environmental AffairsSudarshan Ghosh Dastidar
Science & Technology and Bio -TechnologyShri Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay
Technical Education and TrainingShri Ujjal Biswas
Textile Shri Shyamapada Mukherjee
Municipal Affairs and Urban DevelopmentShri Janab Firhad Hakim
Paschimanchal Unnayan AffairsDr. Sukumar Hansda
Water ResourcesShri Soumen Kumar Mahapatra
Agriculture MarketingShri Arup Roy
AgricultureShri Purnendu Basu
Programme ImplementationShri Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya
Irrigation & WaterwaysShri Rajib Banerjee
FisheriesShri Chandra Nath Sinha
Transport, In -land Water Transport, SportsShri Madan Mitra
Housing and Youth AffairsShri Aroop Biswas
Refugee Relief and RehabilitationShri Manjul Krishna Thakur
Law & Judicial Department (Independent Charge), Health & Family Welfare (MoS)Smt. Chandrima Bhattacharya
Sunderban Unnayan Affairs (Independent) Irrigation & Waterways (MoS), Fishries (MoS)Shri Manturam Pakhira
Minister of State, Minister with Independent Charge, Animal Husbandry, MoS, Micro and Small Scale Enterprises Shri Swapan Debnath
Minister of State, Public Health Engineering Shri Pundarikakshya Saha
Minister of State, Land and Land Reforms, Agriculture and Child Development Shri Bacharam Manna
Minister of State, Minorities Affairs & Madrasah EducationShri Giyas Uddin Molla
Minister of State (Independent Charge), Women & Child Welfare, Additional Charge of Social Welfare Department Dr. (Smt.) Sashi Panja
Minister of State (Independent Charge) AYUSH Branch of Department of Health and Family Welfare, Minister of State, School Education, Higher Education Shri Asish Banerjee


Rajya Sabha Members From West Bengal

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Shri D. BandyopadhyayAll India Trinamool Congress19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017Shri Mukul Roy All India Trinamool Congress03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri P. Bhattacharya Indian National Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017Shri Sitaram YechuryCommunist Party of India (Marxist)19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017
Shri Mithun Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri Debayan BasuCommunist Party of India (Marxist) 
Shri Derek O BrienAll India Trinamool Congress19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017Shri Prashantha ChaterjeeCommunist Party of India (Marxist) 
Shri Sukhendu Sekhar Roy All India Trinamool Congress19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017Shri Saman PathakAll India Forward Bloc 
Shri Sapthorshi Mukerjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) Shri Moinul HassanCommunist Party of India (Marxist) 
Smt. Brinda KaratCommunist Party of India (Marxist) Shri R.C. SinghCommunist Party of India 
Shri Subir ChakrabortyCommunist Party of India (Marxist) Shri Abani RoyRevolutionary Socialist Party 
Smt. Tarini Kanta RoyCommunist Party of India (Marxist) Shri Tapan Kumar SenCommunist Party of India (Marxist)03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Swapan Sadhan BoseAll India Trinamool Congress   

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal


The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal is Sunil Kumar Gupta. He was appointed on 31 March 2010. A native of Uttar Pradesh, Gupta is an IAS officer of the 1987 West Bengal cadre. He did his B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, post graduation in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York, and several other courses in development and computer applications. Read More

West bengal Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise


Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in West bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

West bengal 2014 Party Wise Results
Below shown is the result for all important candidates for West bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Babul Supriyo
BJP constituency:Asansol
Votes so far: 419983
Mun Mun Sen
AITC constituency:Bankura
Votes so far: 483455
P.C. Sorcar
BJP constituency:Barasat
Votes so far: 296608
Bhai Chung Bhutia
AITC constituency:Darjeeling
Votes so far: 291018
Adhikari Deepak
AITC constituency:Ghatal
Votes so far: 685696

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofWest bengal with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Diamond Harbour WinnerAbhishek Banerjee
AITC
508481
Runner upDr. Abul Hasnat
CPM
437183
Bankura WinnerMun Mun Sen
AITC
483455
Runner upAcharia Basudeb
CPM
384949
Joynagar WinnerPratima Mondal
AITC
494746
Runner upSubhas Naskar
RSP
386362
Jangipur WinnerAbhijeet Mukherjee
INC
378201
Runner upMuzzafar Hossain
CPM
370040
Medinipur WinnerSandhya Roy
AITC
579860
Runner upPrabodh Panda
CPI
395194
Barasat WinnerDr. Kakali Ghoshdostidar
AITC
525387
Runner upDr. Mortoza Hossain
AIFB
352246
Maldaha Uttar Winner Mausam Noor
INC
388609
Runner upKhagen Murmu
CPM
322904
Ghatal WinnerAdhikari Deepak
AITC
685696
Runner upSantosh Rana
CPI
424805
Barrackpore WinnerDinesh Trivedi
AITC
479206
Runner upSubhashini Ali
CPM
272433
Asansol WinnerBabul Supriyo
BJP
419983
Runner upDola Sen
AITC
349503
Tamluk WinnerAdhikari Suvendu
AITC
716928
Runner upSekh Ibrahim Ali
CPM
470447
Ranaghat WinnerTapas Mandal
AITC
590451
Runner upArchana Biswas
CPM
388684
Hooghly WinnerDr. Ratna De (Nag)
AITC
614312
Runner upPradip Saha
CPM
425228
Murshidabad WinnerBadarudzza Khan
CPM
426947
Runner upAbdul Mannan Hossain
INC
408494
Darjeeling WinnerS.S. Ahluwalia
BJP
488257
Runner upBhai Chung Bhutia
AITC
291018
Uluberia WinnerSultan Ahmed
AITC
570785
Runner upSabir Uddin Molla
CPM
369563
Bolpur WinnerAnupam Hazra
AITC
630693
Runner upDome Ramchandra
CPM
394581
Kolkata Uttar WinnerSudip Bandyopadhyay
AITC
343687
Runner upRahul (Biswajit) Sinha
BJP
247461
Alipurduars WinnerDasharath Tirkey
AITC
362453
Runner upMonohar Tirkey
RSP
341056
Bardhaman-Durgapur WinnerDr. Mamtaz Sanghamita
AITC
554521
Runner upSk. Saidul Haque
CPM
447190
Jadavpur WinnerSugata Bose
AITC
584244
Runner Up-----------
Bishnupur WinnerKhan Saumitra
AITC
578870
Runner upSusmita Bauri
CPM
429185
Mathurapur WinnerChoudhury Mohan Jatua
AITC
627761
Runner upRinku Naskar
CPM
489325
Baharampur WinnerAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury
INC
583549
Runner upIndranil Sen
AITC
226982
Purulia WinnerDr. Mriganka Mahato
AITC
468277
Runner upNarahari Mahato
AIFB
314400
Basirhat WinnerIdris Ali
AITC
492326
Runner upNurul Huda
CPI
382667
Maldaha Dakshin WinnerAbu Hasem Khan Chowdhury
INC
380291
Runner upBisnu Pada Roy
BJP
216180
Jhargram WinnerUma Saren
AITC
674504
Runner upDr. Pulin Bihari Baske
CPM
326621
Dum Dum WinnerSaugata Roy
AITC
483244
Runner Up-----------
Kanthi WinnerAdhikari Sisir Kumar
AITC
676749
Runner upSinha Tapas
CPM
447259
Bangaon WinnerKapil Krishna Thakur
AITC
551213
Runner upDebesh Das
CPM
404612
Arambagh WinnerAparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali)
AITC
748764
Runner upSaktimohan Malik
CPM
401919
Krishnanagar WinnerTapas Paul
AITC
438789
Runner upJha Shantanu
CPM
367534
Serampore WinnerKalyan Banerjee
AITC
514933
Runner upTirthankar Ray
CPM
362407
Balurghat WinnerArpita Ghosh
AITC
409641
Runner upBimalendu Sarkar
RSP
302677
Birbhum WinnerSatabdi Roy
AITC
460568
Runner upDr. Elahi Kamre Mahammad
CPM
393305
Howrah WinnerPrasun Banerjee
AITC
488461
Runner upSridip Bhattacharya
CPM
291505
Raiganj WinnerMohammed Salim
CPM
317515
Runner up Deepa Dasmunshi
INC
315881
Jalpaiguri WinnerBijoy Chandra Barman
AITC
494773
Runner Up-----------
Kolkata Dakshin WinnerSubrata Bakshi
AITC
431715
Runner upTathagata Roy
BJP
295376
Cooch Behar WinnerRenuka Sinha
AITC
526499
Runner upDipak Kumar Roy
AIFB
439392
Bardhaman Purba WinnerSunil Kumar Mondal
AITC
574660
Runner upIswar Chandra Das
CPM
460181

Last Updated on February 27, 2015



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