West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1982

Legislative Assembly elections were held in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1982. The Left Front, which had won the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1977, emerged victorious. The Indian National Congress(I) emerged as the main opposition party in the state, as the Janata Party was disintegrating.

Background

On 6 January 1982 the West Bengal government requested that assembly elections be held on 15 March 1982, due to the approaching Monsoon season starting in April. [1] However, in the end the election was held in May 1982, parallel to state assembly elections in Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. [2]

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