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West Bengal Parliamentary Constituencies Alipurduars Koch Bihar Darjeeling Jalpaiguri Raiganj Balurghat Maldaha-uttar Maldaha-dakshin Jangipur Murshidabad Birbhum Baharampur Krishnanagar Bolpur Puruliya Bankura Asansol Bardhaman-durgapur Jhargram Bishnupur Medinipur Kanthi Tamluk Ghatal Ranaghat Bardhaman-purba Arambag Uluberia Hugli Bangaon Shrirampur Barakpur Haora Diamond-harbour Kolkata-dakshin Kolkata-uttar Dum-dum Barasat Basirhat Jadavpur Jaynagar Mathurapur
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West Begal Elections Updates 2019

4:20 PM - Mamata Banerjee Conducts a Meeting - Election Results

4:20 PM

Mamata Banerjee Conducts a Meeting
As per recent Lok Sabha election results 2019, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee called a meeting of MP's, of the TMC party after the declaration of the Lok Sabha election results.
10:25 AM - In Diamond Harbour Nilanjan Roy lead - Election Results 2019
10:20 AM
In Diamond Harbour Nilanjan Roy lead
Election Results 2019
As per West Bengal Lok Sabha election results updates, CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee seems to be trailing from the Diamond Harbour constituency of West Bengal. Here, candidate of BJP, Nilanjan Roy seems to lead as per the vote-count.
10:10 AM - West Bengal election results live updates
10:10 AM
West Bengal election results live updates
As per recent Lok Sabha election results, BJP is said to have taken lead in West Bengal. Here, the party seems to have control over 21 seats. 
5:40 PM - Chief Electoral Officer receives a written consent over poll violence - West Bengal Elections News
5:40 PM
West Bengal Elections Update 2019 Phase 7
West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer receives a written consent over poll violence
As per recent Lok Sabha live updates 2019, BJP is said to have written a letter over the poll violence to the Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal. In that complaint they reported several violent incidents that took place in 9 parliamentary constituencies.
2:40 PM - West Bengal elections Update 2019
2:40 PM
West Bengal elections live updates 2019 Phase 7
As per recent elections update, the state of West Bengal remained tense after the violence was reported in 7 states and 1 Union Territory during the last and the final phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 today. Moreover, Rahul Sinha the BJP's candidate from the North Kolkata informed the news persons that he was allegedly attacked by the group of unknown men. They threw stones on the cars of two BJP candidates which includes Nilanjan Roy and Anupam Hazra.
10:45 AM - Blasts reports in Basirhat - West Bengal Elections Live News
10:45 AM
Deganga, West Bengal Elections Update 2019 Phase 7
Blasts reports in Basirhat
As Lok Sabha elections 2019, are already on the way, bombing has been reported outside the booth no 66/67 of Deganga, West Bengal. The news sources informed that some unidentified men were responsible for creating such violence. 
4:30 PM - Kolkata Lok Sabha Election Live News
4:30 PM
Kolkata, West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Latest News Update 2019 Phase 6
Mukul Roy bangs TMC workers for being searched and stopped by police of Kolkata airport
Mukul Roy, a BJP's leader cab was searched and stopped at the Kolkata airport. Meanwhile, this resulted in an argument that took place between the police and a TMC leader. This incident was reported after Rs 1.13 lakh was seized with BJP candidate Bharti Ghosh, Ghatal.
2:25 PM - Chief electoral officer of Bengal is about to meet team of BJP - West Bengal Live News
2:25 PM
Kolkata, West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Update 2019 Phase 6
Chief electoral officer of Bengal is about to meet team of BJP
As Lok Sabha elections 2019, is already on the way, its not for the first time that a delegation of BJP, Jay Prakash Majumdar who is the party's vice-president is about to meet the West Bengal's Chief electoral officer to discuss the problems created during the on going polling process. This meeting will be conducted at 2 pm in Kolkata's BBD Bagh. Also, in Bengal major clashes were reported between BJP and TMC workers.
11:14 AM - Dilip Ghosh reports TMC govt follows unethical measures - Live News
11:14 AM
West Bengal Latest Election Update 2019 - Phase 6 
Dilip Ghosh reports TMC govt follows unethical measures
As per recent reports, President of BJP's West Bengal in one of his statements said that they were being stopped by police twice and the TMC leaders are continuously attacking the cars of their leaders, he further added that they are resorting to unethical measures, which is not accepted in a democratic country.
11:00 AM - Bharti Ghosh's vehicle attacked - Election Live Update
11:00 AM
West Bengal Election Latest Update 2019 Phase 6
Bharti Ghosh's vehicle attacked
Today during Lok Sabha elections 2019, in West Bengal, vehicle of BJP candidate was destroyed, and the reports state that TMC workers were responsible for it.
West Bengal Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates

StatePhase I (91)Phase II (97)Phase III (115)phaseIV (71)Phase V (51)phase VI (59)Phase VII(59)
West Bengal11/Apr18/Apr23/Apr29/Apr06/May12/May19/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)] The Indian National Congress (INC) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The regional parties in the state are:
    All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 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 election 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. Their winning streak continued in 2016.

In West Benagal Lok Sabha elections 2019, 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 as per the latest election update. In 2009, AITC won 19 seats, thus emerging as the leading party in West Bengal. The party again emerged victorious in 2014 polls, winning 34 seats.

Major Politicians

According to the latest election update, some key politicians who will contest the 2019 general elections from West Bengal are:

TMC: Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Mamata Banerjee, Partha Chatterjee, Abhishek Banerjee, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Derek O Brien, Suvendu Adhikari

BJP: Rahul Sinha, Mukul Roy, Dilip Ghosh

Congress:Abdul Mannan, Somen Mitra

CPI-M:Biman Bose, Md Salim, Suryakanta Mishra

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.

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  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs :42
No. of Polling Days :7
Polling Dates :11 April (Phase 1), 18 April (Phase 2), 23 April (Phase 3), 29 April (Phase 4), 6 May (Phase 5), 12 May (Phase 6), and 19 May (Phase 7)
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate :Rs. 70 lakhs

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
7Maldaha Uttar28Hooghly
8Maldaha Dakshin29Arambagh
16Dum Dum37Bishnupur
17Barasat38Bardhaman Purba
21Diamond Harbour42Birbhum

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