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Legislative Assembly elections was held in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1962. [30], In 1995 the Communist Revolutionary League of India (CRLI) of Ashim Chatterjee joined the Left Front. [10][11][12] There was also a Left Front-supported independent candidate in the Chakdaha seat. Prediction for West Bengal 2021 Assembly Polls: AITC: 194-225 (47%) [1] The Left Front had offered the Janata Party 56% of the seats and the post as Chief Minister to JP leader Prafulla Chandra Sen, but JP insisted on 70% of the seats. [61], In 4 seats the Left Front supported other parties, two each for the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Nationalist Congress Party. The CPI(M) has decided to join hands with the Congress for the 2021 West Bengal assembly election. [46] The by-election, as it occurred just months before the 2001 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, was attached crucial importance. [91], CPI(M) contested 147 seats, CPI 11, AIFB 25, RSP 19, DSP 2 and MFB 1. [28] However, DSP also one candidate with its own symbol in Pingla. [4], The Left Front has its roots in various past platforms of collaboration of West Bengal left parties and anti-Indian National Congress forces. [6] The IC(S) performed poorly in the 1982 assembly elections and a merger of the West Bengal units of the (S) and Congress(I) took place soon after the 1982 polls. Other parties joined in later years, most notably the Communist Party of India. ABP’s west bengal election 2021 opinion poll is clear, Trinamool is currently ahead but numerous voters are yet to make up their mind and hence the risks for Mamata are quite high. [81], Ahead of the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election the Left Front presented a first list with 116 candidates on 7 March 2016. 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. [19] The combined Left Front-CPI vote in West Bengal reached 11,086,354 votes (52.7% of the votes cast in the state). [32], In 2000 a by-election was called for the Panskura Lok Sabha seat as the sitting CPI MP Geeta Mukherjee died. [5], Congress(I) emerged as the largest opposition party in the election. [8] The party supported the call of the West Bengal government to hold the elections in March 1982. [49][55] Jadavpur is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of EWest Bengal. [6] Nevertheless, whilst the overall outcome was a landslide victory for the Left Front, the left also suffered a number of set-backs. [35][39][40] The Left Front also fielded Prasanta Chatterjee, the sitting mayor of Calcutta for the Calcutta Northeast seat as well as fielding sitting Howrah mayor Swadesh Chakravarty against the Congress(I) MP Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. The Left Front was set up as the repressive climate of the Emergency was relaxed in January 1977. [62][70][71] The incumbent CPI(M) mayor Mamta Jaiswal lost her seat. The Indian Express is now on Telegram. [1] The CPI(M) is the dominant force in the alliance. Since its inception the party has been at the forefront of the anti-communist movement in West Bengal. The elections were held on 22 July to elect respectively 1 member from Goa, 3 members from Gujarat and 6 members from West Bengal for the Council of States, the Rajya Sabha. A Legislative Assembly election was held in 2016 for the 294 seats of the Vidhan Sabha in the state of West Bengal in India.The All India Trinamool Congress under Mamata Banerjee won 211 seats, and thus was reelected with an enhanced majority. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh of INC, a part of Progressive Democratic Front led by INC from Nov. 1967-1968. [66], For the first time since 1977, MFB lost the Tarakeswar seat. [56], In the 2004 Lok Sabha election, CPI(M) contested 32 seats, RSP 4 seats, CPI 3 seats and AIFB 3 seats. [5][20] Some of the older, smaller Left Front constituents were uncomfortable with the expansion of the alliance, claiming that CPI(M) was diluting it politically. [6] With the Janata Party eradicated from the assembly, West Bengal politics became polarized between the Left Front and Congress(I) for many years to come. B. D. Bagh area of Kolkata (Calcutta)-the Capital of the state. [4], In 1978 Sharad Pawar named former West Bengal Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi as president of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (Socialist).