Elections in West Bengal – 2015 Results


About West Bengal Elections

West Bengal is a state that is situated on the eastern coast of India on the shore of Bay of Bengal. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. The official language of the state is Bengali. There are 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal. Election for Lok Sabha will be conducted on 7th April.
West Bengal, one in every of the India’s most inhabited states, has control regular elections since the constitution of its initial legislature in 1952. The state incorporates a unicameral legislative assembly with one house that of the State Assembly. The Vidhan Sabha or the state legislature has 294 directly members and one member nominative from the Anglo Indian Community. The state assembly had 240 members within the initial Vidhan Sabha and 251 within the second Vidhan Sabha. the quantity was bit by bit accumulated to 295 within the eighth assembly in 1977. The tenure of the state assembly is for 5 years unless it’s dissolved.

West Bengal is drawn within the Indian parliament by forty two directly elective members within the Lok Sabha or the lower house and sixteen members within the Rajya Sabha or the higher house. The state conjointly holds elections for the native bodies like the Municipalities, Zilla Parishads and Gram Panchayats.

The main political parties with in the state area unit the party of Republic of India (Marxist) (CPM), and also the Indian National Congress (INC). The All Republic of India Trinamool Congress (TMC) was fashioned in 1998, and is currently a significant regional party of the state.

Though the opposition was in power within the state within the sixties, The CPM came into power within the seventies. Shri Jyoti Basu of the party of Republic of India (Marxist) was the Chief Minister of the State from 1977 to 2000, the longest serving Chief Minister of any state in Republic of India . Smt Mamta Bannerjee of the TMC won the state assembly elections in 2011 and is that the current Chief Minister of the state. She is that the initial non CPM Chief Minister of the state in thirty four years.

In the Lok Sabha elections in 2009, the All {india|India|Republic of Republic of India|Bharat|Asian country|Asian nation} Trinamool Congress (AITC) won nineteen seats and also the party of India (Marxist) CPM won nine seats. The opposition won half-dozen seats.

Political Parties of the state

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 regional parties are
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
All India Forward Block
Revolutionary Socialist Party
Gorakha National Liberation Front (registered but unrecognized)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (registered but unrecognized)
Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra)
Socialist Unity center of India (Communist)


Administration Process

The constitutional head of the state is Governor and he is appointed by the President. The state is run by the chief minister and his council of ministers. The state of West Bengal has unicameral Legislature with Legislative Assembly. It has 294 members who are elected directly and a member nominated from Anglo Indian community. The term for government if five years.

List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal


Sl.No. Name of Chief Ministers From To Party
1 Mamata Banerjee May 20, 2011 Present AITC
2 Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Nov 6, 2000 May 13, 2011 CPM
3 Jyoti Basu Jun 21, 1977 Nov 6, 2000 CPM
4 Siddhartha Shankar Ray Mar 19, 1972 Jun 21, 1977 INC
5 President’s rule Jun 28, 1971 Mar 19, 1972  
6 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh Apr 2, 1971 Jun 28, 1971 INC
7 President’s rule Mar 19, 1970 Apr 2, 1971  
8 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee Feb 25, 1969 Mar 19, 1970 BAC
9 President’s rule Feb 20, 1968 Feb 25, 1969  
10 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh Nov 2, 1967 Feb 20, 1968 Independent Progressive Democratic Alliance Front
11 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee Mar 15, 1967 Nov 2, 1967 BAC
12 Prafulla Chandra Sen Jul 8, 1962 Mar 15, 1967 INC
13 President’s rule Jul 1, 1962 Jul 8, 1962  
14 Bidhan Chandra Roy Jan 14, 1948 1 July 1962 INC
15 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh Aug 15, 1947 Jan 14, 1948 INC


West Bengal Governors


Sl.No. Name of Governor From To
1 Keshari Nath Tripathi Jul 14, 2014 Present
2 D. Y. Patil Jul 5, 2014 Jul 14, 2014
3 M.K. Narayanan Jan 24, 2010 Jun 30, 2014
4 Devanand Konwar (additional charge) Dec 14, 2009 Jan 24, 2010
5 Gopalkrishna Gandhi Dec 14, 2004 Dec 14, 2009
6 Viren J. Shah Dec 4, 1999 Dec 14, 2004
7 Shyamal Kumar Sen (acting) May 18, 1999 Dec 4, 1999
8 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge) Apr 27, 1998 May 18, 1999
9 K.V. Raghunatha Reddy Aug 14, 1993 Apr 27, 1998
10 B. Satyanarayan Reddy (additional charge) Jul 13, 1993 Aug 14, 1993
11 Saiyid Nurul Hasan Feb 7, 1990 Jul 12, 1993
12 T. V. Rajeswar Mar 20, 1989 Feb 7, 1990
13 Saiyid Nurul Hasan Aug 12, 1986 Mar 20, 1989
14 Uma Shankar Dikshit Oct 1, 1984 Aug 12, 1986
15 Satish Chandra (acting) Aug 16, 1984 Oct 1, 1984
16 Anant Prasad Sharma Oct 10, 1983 Aug 16, 1984
17 Bhairab Dutt Pande Sep 12, 1981 Oct 10, 1983
18 Tribhuvana Narayana Singh Nov 6, 1979 Sep 12, 1981
19 Anthony Lancelot Dias Aug 21, 1971 Nov 6, 1979
20 Shanti Swaroop Dhavan Sep 19, 1969 Aug 21, 1971
21 Deep Narayan Sinha (acting) Apr 1, 1969 Sep 19, 1969
22 Dharma Vira Jun 1, 1967 Apr 1, 1969
23 Padmaja Naidu Nov 3, 1956 Jun 1, 1967
24 Phani Bhusan Chakraborty (acting) Aug 8, 1956 Nov 3, 1956
25 Harendra Coomar Mookerjee Nov 1, 1951 Aug 8, 1956
26 Kailash Nath Katju Jun 21, 1948 Nov 1, 1951
27 Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari Apr 29, 1905 Jun 21, 1948


List of Cabinet Ministers of West Bengal


Ministries Name of Minsiter
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 Textiles Mamata 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 Development Subrata Mukherjee
Mass Education Extension and Library Services Abdul Karim Chowdhury
Consumer Affairs Sadhan Pande
Backward Classes Welfare Upen Biswas
Disaster Management, Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence Javed Khan
Public Works Department (PWD) Shri Shankar Chakraborty
No Portfolio Sabitri Mitra
Food & Supplies Jyotipriya Mallick
Self Help Group and Self Employment Santiram Mahato
Co operation Shri Jyotirmoy Kar
Labour Shri Moloy Ghatak
Tourism Shri Bratya Basu
Statistics Janab Noore Alam Chowdhury
Planning Shri Rachhpal Singh
Food Processing and Horticulture Shri Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury
Forests Shri Binay Krishna Burman
North Bengal Development Shri Gautam Deb
Correctional Administration Shri Janab Haider Aziz Safw
Science & Technology and Bio -Technology Shri Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay
Technical Education and Training Shri Ujjal Biswas
Textile Shri Shyamapada Mukherjee
Municipal Affairs and Urban Development Shri Janab Firhad Hakim
Paschimanchal Unnayan Affairs Dr. Sukumar Hansda
Water Resources Shri Soumen Kumar Mahapatra
Agriculture Marketing Shri Arup Roy
Agriculture Shri Purnendu Basu
Programme Implementation Shri Rabindra Nath Battacharya
Irrigation & Waterways Shri Rajib Bandyopadhyay
Fisheries Shri Chandra Nath Sinha
Transport, In -land Water Transport, Sports Shri Madan Mitra
Housing and Youth Affairs Shri Aroop Biswas
Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Shri 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 Education Shri 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 of West Bengal


Name Party Term Name Party Term
Shri D. Bandyopadhyay All India Trinamool Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017 Shri Ritabrata Banerjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri P. Bhattacharya Indian National Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017 Shri Srinjoy Bose All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Mithun Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020 Shri Jogendranath Chowdhury All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri Kunal Kumar Ghosh All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018 Shri Vivek Gupta All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Md. Nadimul Haque All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018 Shri Ahamed Hassan All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri Derek O Brien All India Trinamool Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017 Shri Mukul Roy All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Shri Sukhendu Sekhar Roy All India Trinamool Congress 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017 Shri Tapan Kumar Sen Communist Party of India (Marxist) 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018
Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh All India Trinamool Congress 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020 Shri Sitaram Yechury Communist Party of India (Marxist) 19/08/2011 to 18/08/2017