West Bengal polls 2016: A look at past results (1952-2011)

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Elections for the formation of the 16th Assembly in West Bengal began on April 4 (Monday) when 18 of its 294 seats went to polling. In this election, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by Mamata Banerjee is looking to win its second consecutive term while the Left Front and the Congress have made their first-ever electoral alliance in the electoral history of the state. The BJP, which is otherwise a fringe player in this state, is also eyeing to maintain its 17 per cent vote-share which it bagged in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

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Here we take a look at the brief results of Bengal's past Assembly elections: [Assam results 1952-2011]

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  • 1952: Total seats 238
    Congress won 150 seats, CPI won 28, Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party 15, Forward Bloc (Marxist Group) 11, Bharatiya Jana Sangh 9, Others 25
    Chief Minister: Bidhan Chandra Roy (Congress)
     
  • 1957: Total seats 252
    Congress won 152 seats, CPI 46, Praja Socialist Party (PSP) 21, Others 33
    Chief Minister: BC Roy
     
  • 1962: Total seats 252
    Congress won 157, United Left Election Committee comprising CPI, PSP, All India Forward Bloc (AIFB), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and MFB won 80, United Left Front comprising SUCI, Bolshevik Party of India, Democratic Vanguard and RPI won 2.
    Chief Minister: Prafulla Chandra Sen (Congress)
     
  • 1967: Total seats 280
    Congress won 127 seats, CPI(M) won 43, Bangla Congress 34, Independent 31, CPI 16, AIFB 13
    Chief Minister: Ajoy Mukherjee (United Front) & Prafulla Chandra Ghosh (Progressive Democratic Front)
     
  • 1969: Total seats 280
    CPI(M) won 80 seats, Congress 55, Bangla Congress 33, CPI 30, AIFB 21, RSP 12, Independent 11
    Chief Minister: Ajoy Mukherjee (Bangla Congress)
     
  • 1972: Total seats: 280
    Congress won 216 seats, CPI 35, CPI(M) 14, Independent 5, RSP 3
    Chief Minister: Siddhartha Shankar Ray (Congress)
     
  • 1977: Total seats: 294
    Left Front comprising CPI(M), CPI, FB and RSP won 231, Congress 20, Janta Party 29, Independent 10
    Chief Minister: Jyoti Basu (CPIM)
     
  • 1982: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 238 seats, Congress 49
    Chief Minister: Jyoti Basu (CPIM)
     
  • 1987: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 251 seats, Congress 40
    Chief Minister: Jyoti Basu (CPIM)
     
  • 1991: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 245 seats, Congress 43
    Chief Minister: Jyoti Basu (CPIM)
     
  • 1996: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 203 seats, Congress 82
    Chief Minister: Jyoti Basu (CPIM)
     
  • 2001: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 199 seats, Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance 86
    Chief Minister: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM)
     
  • 2006: Total seats: 294
    Left Front won 235 seats, TMC-BJP alliance 30, Congress 21
    Chief Minister: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM)
     
  • 2011: Total seats: 294
    Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance 227, Left Front 62
    Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

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