West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1962

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West Bengal state assembly election, 1962
India
1957 ←
May 8, 1962 → 1967

All 252 seats in the West Bengal state assembly
  First party Second party
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Leader Prafulla Chandra Sen Jyoti Basu
Party INC CPI
Leader's seat Arambagh East Baranagar
Seats won 152 50
Seat change +5 +4
Percentage 47.29% 24.96%
Swing n/a n/a

Chief Minister before election

Bidhan Chandra Roy
INC

Chief Minister

Bidhan Chandra Roy
INC

West Bengal, India

Legislative Assembly elections was held in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1962.

Parties

Ahead of the polls, the Communist Party of India, the All India Forward Bloc, the Marxist Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Communist Party of India, the Bolshevik Party of India and the Revolutionary Socialist Party had formed the electoral alliance United Left Front.[1]

Results

Party No. of candidates No. of elected No. of votes %
Indian National Congress 252 157 4.522,476 47.29%
Communist Party of India 145 50 2,386,834 24.96%
Praja Socialist Party 87 5 477,254 4.99%
All India Forward Bloc 34 13 441,098 4.06%
Revolutionary Socialist Party 17 9 245,261 2.56%
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha 25 0 76,138 0.80%
Socialist Unity Centre of India 11 0 69,844 0.73%
Lok Sewak Sangh 11 4 68,583 0.72%
Sanjukta Biplabi Parisha 16 1 58,806 0.62%
Swatantra Party 24 0 55,447 0.58%
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 25 0 43,483 0.45%
All India Gorkha League 4 2 38,076 0.40%
Workers Party of India 8 0 26,913 0.24%
Socialist Party 7 0 2,663 0.03%
Independents 295 11 1,050,515 10.98%
Total: 935 252 10,469,803

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ M.V.S. Koteswara Rao. Communist Parties and United Front - Experience in Kerala and West Bengal. Hyderabad: Prajasakti Book House, 2003. p. 220.
  2. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1962 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF WEST BENGAL
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