[62][70][71] The incumbent CPI(M) mayor Mamta Jaiswal lost her seat. [1] [3], In the initial phase of Left Front governance, two key priorities were land reform and decentralisation of administration. [87], Ahead of the 2016 election Nanda and his SP again resigned from the Left Front, citing opposition to the electoral tie-up with the Indian National Congress. [6] Santosh Rana of the Provisional Central Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) lost his Gopiballavpur seat to CPI(M). [91], CPI(M) contested 147 seats, CPI 11, AIFB 25, RSP 19, DSP 2 and MFB 1. [58] Most of the incumbent ministers were re-elected, exceptions being Prabodh Chandra Sinha (Parliamentary Affairs, DSP) and Mohammed Amin (Labour, CPI(M)). [18], Ahead of the 1980 Lok Sabha election the Left Front and the Communist Party of India entered into a seat-sharing agreement. The headquarters is located in Kolkata. 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Amit Shah has lunch at residence of Matua family - Significance of Matuas in West Bengal politics . 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. [13][16] On 29 September 1977 the West Bengal Land (Amendment) Bill was passed. [22], Jyoti Basu and five cabinet minister were sworn in on 27 May 1982. [66], For the first time since 1977, MFB lost the Tarakeswar seat. Assembly election results of West Bengal in 1982 showing number seats won by each … [38], The CPI(M) candidates included 18 incumbent Lok Sabha MPs, whereas the CPI and RSP fielded all of their incumbent MPs. The CPM and the Congress were her primary adversaries in the last two elections, which were fought on secular governance issues such as land ownership. [66][68] In one seat Left Front had supported a RJD candidate. [83] At the time the Left Front was engaged in building a broader front with parties like Janata Dal (United) and NCP against the Trinamool Congress government. [35][39] AIFB fielded a new candidate in Barasat, as the Barasat MP Chitta Basu had died. [7] The combined Left Front vote was 11,869,003 votes (52.7% of the votes cast in the state). The 2014 Indian general election polls in Kerala were held for the twenty Lok Sabha seats in the state on 10 April 2014. Elections in West Bengal Last updated December 04, 2019. [3] Some of the older, smaller Left Front constituents were uncomfortable with the expansion of the alliance, claiming that CPI(M) was diluting it politically. The Left Front won a landslide victory. The CPM central committee on Saturday stamped its approval on an alliance with the Congress to fight the assembly elections in West Bengal next year, while the two parties will face off in Kerala around the same time. [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. 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. While the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), led by its supremo Mamata Banerjee, would be fighting for its third term, the BJP, which has made impressive gains in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls clinching 18 of the 42 seats, is now eyeing the West Bengal assembly. The CPM central committee on Saturday stamped its approval on an alliance with the Congress to fight the assembly elections in West Bengal next year, while the two parties will face off in Kerala around the same time. [3], As of the early 1980s the Congress(I) was heavily divided in West Bengal. [1][3], On 21 June 1977 the Left Front formed a government with Jyoti Basu as its Chief Minister. [59], Out of the 234 seats won by the Left Front, 175 were won by CPI(M) candidates, 8 from CPI, 23 AIFB, 20 RSP, 4 WBSP, 2 MFB and 1 DSP. [36] AIFB lost the Barasat seat to Trinamool Congress. The electoral result came as a surprise to the Left Front itself, as it had offered 52% of the seats in the pre-electoral seat sharing talks with the Janata Party. [3][14][44] Buddhadev Bhattacharya was sworn in as new Chief Minister on 6 November 2000. [73] Out of the 42 candidates, only 2 CPI(M) candidates were elected. Legislative Assembly elections was held in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1962. Badulia is a village in Khandaghosh CD Block in Bardhaman Sadar South subdivisionof the Purba Bardhaman district in the state of West Bengal in India. [33] However, in terms of votes the Left Front and the five JD candidates got 18,143,795 votes (49.3%). The 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election was held on 16 May 2016 to elect 140 MLAs to the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly. The election was mainly a clash between the Left Front led by Chief Minister Jyoti Basu and the Indian National Congress(I) led by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.The former held the state government and the latter the national government. [1] It issued a 36-point manifesto ahead of the polls. Members of the Legislative assembly are directly elected by the people. [90] He got 751 votes. In 1982 the Left Front acquired three new members, CPI joined the Left Front ahead of the 1982 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections and the Socialist Party was split into the Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra) and the West Bengal Socialist Party (both DSP and WBSP became Left Front member parties). Baranagar is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. [84] Apart from the 84 Left Front candidates, two candidates each from JD(U) and RJD were announced. [49][52] A 38-point Left Front election manifesto was presented in March 2001 at CPI(M) West Bengal headquarters, Muzaffar Bhavan, and was signed by Jyoti Basu (CPI(M)), Sailen Dasgupta (CPI(M)), Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (CPI(M), Anil Biswas (CPI(M)), Ashok Ghosh (AIFB), Debabrata Bandyopadhyay (RSP), Manjukumar Majumdar (CPI), Kiranmoy Nanda (SP), Prabodh Chandra Sinha (DSP), Mihir Byne (RCPI), Pratim Chatterjee (MFB) and Sunil Chaudhuri (BBC). According to the EC’s official sources, “Unless something unforeseen happens in terms of the Covid-19 situation by way of a full-fledged public health emergency, these elections will also be held on time. [20] There were also disagreements on distribution of ministerial portfolios after the expansion of the alliance. Though a formal alliance is a first, the CPM and Congress had a tacit understanding to take on Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in the 2016 assembly election and the 2019 general election. 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. [6] As Finance Minister Mitra had cracked down on the Sanchaita Savings Company, whose 'get-rich-quick' scheme had some 4,000 depositors in his constituency. [34] [63][64] CPI(M) won 9 seats from West Bengal, CPI, AIFB and RSP two seats each. [1][13] The first cabinet meeting of the Left Front government orders the release of political prisoners[14], The Socialist Party joined the Left Front after the 1977 elections.