West Bengal state assembly election, 2006


West Bengal state assembly election, 2006

The West Bengal state assembly election of 2006, part of a series of state assembly elections in 2006, was scheduled to occur in five phases. The election took place in the following manner — for 45 assembly constituency (AC)s occurred on April 17, 2006; 66 ACs on April 22, 77 ACs on April 27, 57 ACs on May 3,and 49 ACs on May 8, 2006. The votes were counted three days later on May 11, 2006 and, thanks to the electronic voting machines, all the results were out by the end of the day.

Total number of ACs in the state is 294. Elections were held for all 294 constituencies. Total electors numbering 48,165,156 voted in 53,293 polling stations. The electoral turnout was 81.92% of possible voters.cite web
url =http://www.eci.gov.in/May2006/index_st.htm
title = Election Commission of India - State Elections 2006: Partywise position in West Bengal
publisher =Election Commission of India
accessdate =2006-05-23
]

The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front won the election. The previous government, formed by the Left Front and led by chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya, completed its full five-year term in office following its coming to power in 2001. The Left Front has been ruling the state of West Bengal for the last three decades, the world's longest-running democratically-elected Communist government.

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author =Biswas S | publisher=BBC | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4909832.stm | title=Calcutta's colourless campaign | accessdate=2006-04-26

]

Party wise result

election-table| ! align="center" | Party! align="center" | Seats Contested! align="center" | Seats Won
-

Communist Party of India (Marxist)
align="right" | 212
align="right" | 176
-

Indian National Congress
align="right" | 262
align="right" | 21
-

Communist Party of India
align="right" | 13
align="right" | 8
-|
Bahujan Samaj Party
align="right" | 128
align="right" | 0
-

Bharatiya Janata Party
align="right" | 29
align="right" | 0
-

Nationalist Congress Party
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 0
-|
All India Trinamool Congress
align="right" | 257
align="right" | 30
-|
All India Forward Bloc
align="right" | 34
align="right" | 23
-|
Revolutionary Socialist Party
align="right" | 23
align="right" | 20
-|
Samajwadi Party
align="right" | 32
align="right" | 0
-|
Rashtriya Janata Dal
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 1
-|
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation
align="right" | 25
align="right" | 0
-|
Lok Jan Shakti Party
align="right" |8
align="right" | 0
-|
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
align="right" | 7
align="right" | 0
-|
Janata Dal (Secular)
align="right" | 6
align="right" | 0
-|
Indian Union Muslim League
align="right" | 6
align="right" | 0
-|
Shiv Sena
align="right" | 3
align="right" | 0
-|
Janata Dal (United)
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 0
-|
West Bengal Socialist Party
align="right" | 4
align="right" | 4
-|
Gorkha National Liberation Front
align="right" | 5
align="right" | 3
-|
Jharkhand Party (Naren)
align="right" | 4
align="right" | 1
-|
Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra)
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 1
-|
Amra Bangalee
align="right" | 22
align="right" | 0
-|
Party for Democratic Socialism
align="right" | 12
align="right" | 0
-|
Jharkhand Disom Party
align="right" | 10
align="right" | 0
-|
Indian Justice Party
align="right" | 6
align="right" | 0
-|
Indian People's Forward Bloc
align="right" | 3
align="right" | 0
-|
Paschim Banga Rajya Muslim League
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 0
-|
Samajtantric Party of India
align="right" | 2
align="right" | 0
-|
Jana Unnayan Mancha
align="right" | 1
align="right" | 0
-|
Social Justice Party
align="right" | 1
align="right" | 0
-|
Shoshit Samaj Party
align="right" |1
align="right" | 0
-|
Republican Party of India (Athvale)
align="right" | 1
align="right" | 0
-|
Rashtriya Samadhaan Party
align="right" | 1
align="right" | 0
-|
Independent
align="right" | 526
align="right" | 6 Total Number of constituencies : 294
Results declared : 294
Total contestants : 1654

Notes

External links

* [http://www.eci.gov.in/States%20Htmls/WestBengalResults.htm List of Successful candidates, constituency-wise]
* [http://www.thisismyindia.com/west-bengal/election-results.html Election results]


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