West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2006

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West Bengal state assembly election, 2006
India
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All 294 seats in the West Bengal state assembly
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Mamata Banerjee Manas Bhunia
Party CPI(M) Trinamool Congress INC
Alliance LF NDA UPA
Leader since 2000 1982
Leader's seat Jadavpur did not stand Sabang
Last election 199 60 26
Seats won 21-2 (by-polls)
Seat change 176 - 3 (by-polls) 30 +3 (by-polls) Decrease 5
Percentage 49.7 35.93 5.98%
Swing +6.68 -7.14 -2.00%

Chief Minister before election

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
LDF

Chief Minister

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
LDF

The West Bengal state assembly election of 2006, part of a series of state assembly elections in 2006, was scheduled to occur in five phases. The election took place in the following manner — for 45 assembly constituency (AC)s occurred on April 17, 2006; 66 ACs on April 22, 77 ACs on April 27, 57 ACs on May 3,and 49 ACs on May 8, 2006. The votes were counted three days later on May 11, 2006 and, thanks to the electronic voting machines, all the results were out by the end of the day.

Total number of ACs in the state is 294. Elections were held for all 294 constituencies. Total electors numbering 48,165,156 voted in 53,293 polling stations. The electoral turnout was 81.92% of possible voters.[1]

The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front won the election. The previous government, formed by the Left Front and led by chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, completed its full five-year term in office following its coming to power in 2001. The Left Front has been ruling the state of West Bengal for the last three decades, the world's longest-running democratically elected Communist government.[2]

Results

Source: Indian elections [3]

Alliance wise result

LF SEATS NDA+ SEATS UPA+ SEATS OTHERS SEATS
CPIM 176-3 (by-polls) AITC 30+4 (by-polls) INC 21-2 (by-polls) IND 4
AIFB 23 JKP(N) 1 GNLF 3 SUCI(C) 2
RSP 20 BJP 0 IND(INC) 2 GJM 0
CPI 8 JD(U) 0 JMM 0 JVM(P) 0
WBSP 4 LJP 0 BSP 0
RJD 1 PDS 0 PBRML 0
DSP(PC) 1 SHSP 0
NCP 0 IPFB 0
TOTAL (2006) 233 TOTAL (2006) 30 TOTAL (2006) 26 TOTAL (2006) 6
TOTAL (2001) n/a TOTAL (2001) n/a TOTAL (2001) n/a TOTAL (2001) n/a

Party wise result

  Party Seats Contested Seats Won [1]
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 212 176
Indian National Congress 262 21
Communist Party of India 13 8
BSP Bahujan Samaj Party 128 0
Bharatiya Janata Party 29 0
Nationalist Congress Party 2 0
All India Trinamool Congress 257 30
All India Forward Bloc 34 23
Revolutionary Socialist Party 23 20
Samajwadi Party 32 0
Rashtriya Janata Dal 2 1
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation 25 0
Lok Jan Shakti Party 8 0
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 7 0
Janata Dal (Secular) 6 0
Indian Union Muslim League 6 0
Shiv Sena 3 0
Janata Dal (United) 2 0
West Bengal Socialist Party 4 4
Gorkha National Liberation Front 5 3
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 4 1
Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra) 2 1
Amra Bangalee 22 0
Party for Democratic Socialism 12 0
Jharkhand Disom Party 10 0
Indian Justice Party 6 0
Indian People's Forward Bloc 3 0
Paschim Banga Rajya Muslim League 2 0
Samajtantric Party of India 2 0
Jana Unnayan Mancha 1 0
Social Justice Party 1 0
Shoshit Samaj Party 1 0
Republican Party of India (Athvale) 1 0
Rashtriya Samadhaan Party 1 0
Independent 526 6

Total Number of constituencies  : 294 [1]
Results declared  : 294 [1]
Total contestants  : 1654

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Election Commission of India - State Elections 2006: Partywise position in West Bengal". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2006-05-23. 
  2. ^ Biswas S (April 16, 2006). "Calcutta's colourless campaign". BBC. Retrieved 2006-04-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.indian-elections.com/assembly-elections/west-bengal/election-result-06.html

External links

  • List of Successful candidates, constituency-wise
  • West Bengal Assembly Election 2006 Results - Partywise
  • Election results
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