West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2001

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2001

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All 294 seats in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
 First partySecond party
 Buddhadev Bhattacharjee.jpgMamata banerjee.jpg
LeaderBuddhadeb BhattacharyaMamata Banerjee
PartyCPI(M)Trinamool Congress
AllianceLFUPA
Leader's seatJadavpurNone
Seats won19660
Seat changen/a
Popular vote17,629,14211,229,396

Chief Minister before election

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
LDF

Chief Minister

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
LDF

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2001 was held in Indian state of West Bengal to elect 294 members of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.[1]

Results

Left Front led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) won 196 seats, a majority. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was reelected as Chief Minister. Pankaj Kumar Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress, took charge as Leader of the Opposition.[2]

 •  d Summary of results of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2001[1]
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 211 143 13,402,603 36.59%
All India Trinamool Congress 226 60 11,229,396 30.66%
Indian National Congress 60 26 2,921,151 7.98%
All India Forward Bloc 34 25 2,067,944 5.65%
Revolutionary Socialist Party 23 17 1,256,951 3.43%
Communist Party of India 13 7 655,237 1.79%
West Bengal Socialist Party 4 4 246,407 0.67%
Gorkha National Liberation Front 5 3 190,057 0.52%
Independents 530 9 1,848,830 5.05%
Total 1676 294 36,626,099

Hashim Abdul Halim was nominated as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly,[3] while Anil Kumar Mukherjee was nominated as Deputy Speaker.[4]

Alliance wise result

LF+ SEATS UPA+ SEATS NDA+ SEATS OTHERS SEATS
CPIM 143 AITC 60 BJP 0 SUCI(C) 2
AIFB 25 INC 26 GJM 0 IND 0
RSP 17 GNLF 3
CPI 7 NCP 0
WBSP 4 PDS 0
DSP(PC) 1
MFB 0
RCPI 0
JD(S) 0
TOTAL (2001) 196 TOTAL (2001) 89 TOTAL (2001) 0 TOTAL (2001) 2
TOTAL (1996) N/A TOTAL (1996) N/A TOTAL (1996) N/A TOTAL (1996) N/A
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