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West Bengal General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

West Bengal General Election Results


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West Bengal Parliamentary Constituencies Birbhum Bolpur (SC) Bardhaman Purba Bardhaman-Purba Bardhaman Durgapur Arambag (SC) Hooghly Sreerampur Uluberia Howrah Asansol Bishnupur (SC) Bankura Purulia Medinipur Jhargram (ST) Ghatal Kanthi Tamluk Kolkata-Uttar Kolkata-Dakshin Jadavpur Diamond-Harbour Mathurapur Joynagar (SC) Basirhat Dum Dum Barrackpore Bangaon (SC) Ranaghat (SC) Krishnanagar Baharampur Murshidabad Jangipur Maldaha Dakshin Maldaha Uttar Balurghat Raiganj Darjeeling Jalpaiguri (SC) Aipurduars  (ST) Cooch Behar (SC) Barasat
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West Bengal Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates

*West Bengal polling dates: 17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6), 30 April (Phase 7), 07 May (Phase 8), 12 May (Phase 9)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Cooch Behar(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
2Alipurduars(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
3Jalpaiguri(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
4DarjeelingGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
5RaiganjGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
6BalurghatGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
7Maldaha UttarGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
8Maldaha DakshinGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
9JangipurGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
10BaharampurGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
11MurshidabadGEN29 Mar6 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
12KrishnanagarGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
13Ranaghat(SC)17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
14Bangaon(SC)17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
15BarrackporeGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
16Dum DumGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
17BarasatGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
18BasirhatGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
19Joynagar(SC)17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
20Mathurapur(SC)17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
21Diamond HarbourGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
22JadavpurGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
23Kolkata DakshinGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
24Kolkata UttarGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
25HowrahGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
26UluberiaGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
27SeramporeGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
28HooghlyGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
29Arambagh(SC)2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
30TamlukGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
31KanthiGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
32GhatalGEN17 April24 April25 April28 April12 May16 May28 May
33Jhargram(ST)12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
34MedinipurGEN12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
35PuruliaGEN12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
36BankuraGEN12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
37Bishnupur(SC)12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
38Bardhaman Purba(SC)2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
39Bardhaman-DurgapurGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
40AsansolGEN12 April19 April21 April23 April7 May16 May28 May
41Bolpur(SC)2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May
42BirbhumGEN2 April9 April10 April12 April30 April16 May28 May


West Bengal is the sixth most populous state of the country, along with being the sixth largest contributor to India's GDP. The state has held regular elections since independence and is known for its political activism.

Parliamentary Seats

West Bengal elects 42 representatives to the lower house of the Parliament or Lok Sabha, the third highest in the country. The state sends 16 members to the Rajya Sabha.

Of these 42 seats, eight are reserved for candidates from Scheduled Caste (SC) while two constituencies - Alipurduars and Jhargram are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. Some important parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal are Cooch Behar, Dum Dum, Dakshin Kolkata, Birbhum, Jadhavpur, Purulia and Kolkata Uttar.

Till 1969, the state assembly was bicameral but at present it is unicameral.

Major Political Parties

The main national parties active in West Bengal are:
  • The Communist party of India (CPI)
  • The Communist party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]v
  • The Indian National Congress (INC)
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The regional parties in the state are:
  • All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC)
  • All India Forward Block
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • Gorakha National Liberation Front
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
  • Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra)
  • Socialist Unity center of India (Communist)

Election History

The election history of West Bengal is dominated by the CPI (M) and the INC, though recently AITMC has successfully challenged their dominance. INC ruled the state from 1947 to 1967. In 1967, United Front came to power. It won the 1971 elections too, but failed to complete its term. In 1972, INC returned to power. In 1977, CPM emerged victorious and was led by Jyoti Basu till 2011. Jyoti Basu remained the CM till 2000. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee took over in 2000 and led the party to victory in the 2006 elections. However in 2011, Mamata Bannerjee led AITMC to power, thereby ending 34 years of Left-rule in West Bengal.

In elections to the Lok Sabha, INC was the leading party in 1951 and 1956 elections. CPM won seats for the first time in 1962 elections, though INC continued to be the leading party. In 1967, INC's share of seats came down. In the 1971 elections, CPM emerged as the leading party and remained the dominant party till 1980. INC made a comeback in the 1984 elections by winning 15 seats only to be reduced to four seats in the 1989 elections. CPM continued to be the leading party from 1989 till 2004 elections. In 2009, AITMC won 19 seats, thus emerging as the leading party in West Bengal.

Major Politicians

2014 general elections saw a keen contest between the major political parties.

Some politicians who contested the 2014 general elections are:
  • Tapan Sikdar : He is a former Union Minister of State during the NDA regime. Sikdar represented the Dum Dum constituency in the 12th and 13th Lok Sabha and was the BJP candidate from the same constituency this year.

  • Bhaichung Bhutia : A prominent footballer, Bhutia contested from the Darjeeling constituency. This is his first attempt into electoral politics.

  • Mohammed Salim : An important politician from the CPI (M), he represented Calcutta North constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha. He contested from the Raiganj constituency.

  • Some prominent MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha are:
  • Dinesh Trivedi : He represented the Barrackpore constituency and is a former Union Minister for Railways and Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He is the chairperson of the Indo - European Union Parliamentary Forum (IEUPF).

  • Gurudas Dasgupta : A leader of the CPI, Dasgupta was an MP from the Ghatal constituency. He is a former General Secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC).

  • Narahari Mahato : He is a member of the All India Forward Block (AIFB). He represented the Purulia constituency and is a member of the Committee on Coal and Steel and Committee on Papers Laid on the Table.

  • Deepa Dasmunsi : She is a politician from the INC and represented the Raiganj constituency. She was elected to the West Bengal state assembly for the first time in 2006 and is currently the Union Minister of State for Urban Development.

Famous Political Personalities

West Bengal has given India a number of visionary politicians. Some of them are:
  • Subhas Chandra Bose : Popularly called Netaji; he was an Indian freedom fighter of great renown. He founded the Forward Block in 1939 and headed the Indian National Army (INA).

  • Bidhan Chandra Ray : He is a leader of the INC. He was appointed as the second Chief Minister of West Bengal and maintained power in the post for 14 years. He is credited for founding five cities in the state.

  • Prafulla Chandra Sen : A renowned freedom fighter and a Gandhian, Sen was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1961-67. He is noted for introducing food grain rationing in the state.

  • Jyoti Basu : He was the longest serving Chief Minister of any state in India and was in power in West Bengal from 1977 to 2000. Basu, a CPI(M) leader was first elected for the legislative assembly in 1952.

  • Pranab Mukherjee : He is the current President of India. He started his political career in 1969 and as a leader of the INC held many important portfolios in the Defense, External Affairs and Finance ministries.

  • Siddhartha Shankar Ray : He is a politician of the INC and was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1972 to 1977. He was also a former Governor of Punjab and the Education Minister of India.

  • Somnath Chatterjee : He is a prominent CPI(M) politician. He won his first Lok Sabha elections in 1971, and was the leader of CPI(M) in the Lok Sabha from 1989 to 2004. He was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009.

  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee : He is a member of the Politburo of CPI(M) and was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He was elected to the state assembly for the first time in 1977. As a Chief Minister he is credited for liberalizing Bengal's economy.

  • Mamata Bannerjee : She started her career as a Congress politician. She founded the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC or TMC) in 1997. She was a Union Minister in the NDA and UPA-II regime. In 2011, she became the first female Chief Minister of West Bengal.

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs :42
No. of Polling Days :5
Polling Dates :17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6), 30 April (Phase 7), 07 May (Phase 8), 12 May (Phase 9)
No. of Polling Stations :77241
No. of Polling Station locations :51174
Total Electors :6,24,68,988 (as on 20th March 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years :18.51%
Women Electors :47.99%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate :Rs. 70 lakhs
Major issues and concerns Crime against women : As per the 2012 stats of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), West Bengal recorded the highest number (30,942) of cases of crime against women in the country. Also, the state capital Kolkata was at the third position in the list of the most unsafe metropolis for women.

Other issues
Law & order, Economy, Religion


West Bengal Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009



PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Cooch Behar(SC)Nripendra Nath RoyMAIF Bloc500677
2Alipurduars(SC)Manohar TirkeyMRSP384890
3Jalpaiguri(SC)Mahendra Kumar RoyMCPI (M)469613
4DarjeelingGENJaswant SinghMBJP497649
5RaiganjGENDeepa DasmunsiFINC451776
6BalurghatGENPrasanta Kumar MajumdarMRSP388444
7Maldaha UttarGENMausam NoorFINC440264
8Maldaha DakshinGENAbu Hasem Khan ChoudhuryMINC443377
9JangipurGENPranab MukherjeeMINC506749
10BaharampurGENAdhir Ranjan ChowdhuryMINC541920
11MurshidabadGENAbdul Mannan HossainMINC496348
12KrishnanagarGENTapas PaulMAITC443679
13Ranaghat(SC)Sucharu Ranjan HaldarMAITC575058
14Bangaon(SC)Gobinda Chandra NaskarMAITC546596
15BarrackporeGENDinesh TrivediMAITC428699
16Dum DumGENSaugata RayMAITC458988
17BarasatGENKakali Ghosh DastidarFAITC522530
18BasirhatGENSk. Nurul IslamMAITC479650
19Joynagar(SC)Dr. Tarun MondalMIND446200
20Mathurapur(SC)Choudhury Mohan JatuaMAITC565505
21Diamond HarbourGENSomendra Nath MitraMAITC564612
22JadavpurGENKabir SumanMAITC540667
23Kolkata DakshinGENMamata BanerjeeMAITC576045
24Kolkata UttarGENSudip BandyopadhyayMAITC460646
25HowrahGENAmbica BanerjeeMAITC477449
26UluberiaGENSultan AhmedMAITC514193
27SrerampurGENKalyan BanerjeeMAITC569725
28HooghlyGENDr. Ratna De(Nag)FAITC574022
29Arambagh(SC)Malik Sakti MohanMCPI (M)630254
30TamlukGENAdhikari SuvenduMAITC637664
31KanthiGENAdhikari Sisir KumarMAITC606712
32GhatalGENGurudas DasguptaMCPI625923
33Jhargram(ST)Pulin Bihari BaskeMCPI (M)545231
34MedinipurGENPrabodh PandaMCPI493021
35PuruliaGENNarahari MahatoMAIF Bloc399201
36BankuraGENAcharia BasudebMCPI (M)469223
37Bishnupur(SC)Susmita BauriFCPI (M)541075
38Bardhaman Purba(SC)Saha,Dr. Anup KumarMCPI (M)531987
39Bardhaman-DurgapurGENHaque,Prof. Sk. SaidulMCPI (M)573399
40AsansolGENBansa Gopal ChowdhuryMCPI (M)435161
41Bolpur(SC)Doctor Ram Chandra DomeMCPI (M)538383
42BirbhumGENSatabdi RoyFAITC486553


  Parliamentary Constituencies in West Bengal  
PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Cooch Behar22Jadavpur
2Alipurduars23Kolkata Dakshin
3Jalpaiguri24Kolkata Uttar
4Darjeeling25Howrah
5Raiganj26Uluberia
6Balurghat27Serampore
7Maldaha Uttar28Hooghly
8Maldaha Dakshin29Arambagh
9Jangipur30Tamluk
10Baharampur31Kanthi
11Murshidabad32Ghatal
12Krishnanagar33Jhargram
13Ranaghat34Medinipur
14Bangaon35Purulia
15Barrackpore36Bankura
16Dum Dum37Bishnupur
17Barasat38Bardhaman Purba
18Basirhat39Bardhaman-Durgapur
19Joynagar40Asansol
20Mathurapur41Bolpur
21Diamond Harbour42Birbhum



Last Updated on : June 18, 2014