Kolkata, March 2: The West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 is slated to take place between March 27 and April 6. The West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 will be conducted in eight phases on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, and the results will be declared on May 2. In the Vidhan Sabha polls 2021, the state will witness an intense competition between the ruling Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: A Look Back at The Polling, Alliances and Results of The Previous Election Ahead of 2021 Polls.
The TMC came to power in 2011, defeating the longest-serving democratically elected Left Front government in the state. The Left Front had ruled the state for almost three decades. In the 2006 elections, The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led front won the Vidhan Sabha elections. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya once again became the Chief Minister of the state. The Assembly Elections 2006 were conducted in five phases between April 17 and May 8. West Bengal Assembly Election Results From 1952 to 2016: From Congress to Left And TMC, The Rise And Fall of Political Parties in The State Over The Years.
In the 294-member assembly, the left front comprising CPI, AIFB, RSP and WBSP managed to win the elections with the thumping majority. The CPIM led alliance won 233 seats. The TMC managed to bag only 30 seats, while the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had won 26 seats. West Bengal Assembly Elections 2011: Ahead of 2021 Polls, Here’s All You Need To Know About Polling, Alliances and Results in the Poll-Bound State 10 Years Ago.
Notably, Mamata Banerjee will be looking to win the 2021 Assembly Elections to become CM of the state for the third consecutive time. On the other side, the BJP, which is spreading its roots in the poll-bound state, will pose a challenge for the ruling dispensation. Meanwhile, the Congress and the Left Front can also dent the vote bank of TMC.
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