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2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election


The 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election will be held in six phases. The election will begin on April 18 and will be held till May 10.

Polling for 294 constituencies will be held in the West Bengal election.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, the incumbent Chief Minister of West Bengal leads the CPI(M) party, while Railway minister Mamata Banerjee is leading the Trinamool Congress party.

The Left front is in alliance with CPI(M) in the election.


Communist Party of India - Marxist

The CPI(M) party is led by the incumbent Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya.

Alliances: The CPI(M) is in alliance with Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Communist Party of India. The CPI(M) will contest on 210 seats, while Forward Bloc will contest on 34 seats. The Revolutionary Socialist Party will field candidates on 23 seats, and the Communist Party of India on 12 seats.

Trinamool Congress

The Trinamool Congress party is led by its chief Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal election.

Alliances: The Trinamool Congress is in alliance with its allies Congress party and Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI). Trinamool Congress will contest on 227 seats, Congress on 65 and SUCI on two seats.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee began her campaign for the West Bengal election with a foot march in Kolkata on March 27, 2011. She, along with hundreds of Trinamool Congress party workers rallied in Bahala constituency of Kolkata.

2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election in News

CPI-M decides to take corrective steps in West Bengal
Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPM) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that the party has decided to take corrective steps at political and organisational level in West Bengal following its defeat in the recently held Assembly elections.

Fifth phase of Bengal polls tomorrow, security tightened
Security arrangements have been stepped up in the Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and parts of Burdwan district for the fifth phase of West Bengal polls, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Campaigning gains momentum for fourth phase of West Bengal polls
Campaigning is in full swing in all the 63 seats spread over Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore and parts of Burdwan districts for the fourth phase of West Bengal polls, which is scheduled to be held on May 3.

CPM confident of winning West Bengal polls
Kolkata, Mar 26(AN): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Gautam Deb has said that the alliance between Trinamool Congress and the Congress party would not affect his party's performance in the forthcoming provincial polls in West Bengal.

WB polls: Displeased Congress to take a final call after Holi
Expressing displeasure on Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's list of 228 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal polls, the Congress on Saturday said the party will take a final decision over the issue after Holi.

WB polls: Mamata allots 64 seats to Congress
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who released the list of 228 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal polls on Friday, allotted 64 seats to the Congress.

West Bengal polls to be acid test for Left Front, says CPI-M leader
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammad Salim on Saturday termed the forthcoming West Bengal polls as an acid test for the Left Front.

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