This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election

← 2016 April – May 2021 2026 →

294 of the 295 seats in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
148 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  Majority party Minority party
  Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7531 Cropped.JPG Abdul Mannan (Indian politician).jpeg
Leader Mamata Banerjee Abdul Mannan
Party AITC INC
Leader since 1998
Leader's seat Bhabanipur Champdani
Last election votes:44.91%
seats :211
votes:12.25%
seats:44
Seats before 209 (bypoll) 43 (bypoll)

  Third party Fourth party
  Surya Kanta Mishra-1.jpg Dilip Ghosh MP.jpg
Leader Surya Kanta Mishra Dilip Ghosh
Party CPI (M) BJP
Leader since 2015
Leader's seat Kharagpur Sadar
Last election votes:19.75%
seats:26
votes:10.16%
seats:3
Seats before 23 (bypoll) 13 (bypoll)

Wahlkreise zur Vidhan Sabha von Westbengalen.svg

Chief Minister before election

Mamata Banerjee
AITC

Chief Minister

TBD

Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in West Bengal in 2021.[1]

Background

In the previous elections in 2016, the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) retained its majority in the Legislative Assembly.[2] The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won fourteen of the 294 elected seats.[3]

However, in the 2019 general elections the BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats,[3] comparable to TMC's 22 seats.[4] It bagged 40 percent of the vote by raising allegations of appeasement politics against Mamata Banerjee.[5]

Soon afterwards, the party passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) in the Union Parliament, promising citizenship to Hindu immigrants from Bangladesh and hoping provide them with habilitation.[5][6] The BJP's Bengali booklet released in January 2020 claimed that the National Register of Citizens will be implemented to identify the undocumented migrants, but Hindus, Sikhs and other non-Muslims will be "shielded" by the Citizenship Amendment Act "[They] have their homelands secured".[7][8]

Mamata Banerjee got back by claiming that all the Bangladeshi immigrants were actually Indian citizens for her.

Schedule

Parties and alliances

  All India Trinamool Congress

No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested
1. All India Trinamool Congress All India Trinamool Congress flag.svg
All India Trinamool Congress symbol.svg
Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7531 Cropped.JPG Mamata Banerjee

  National Democratic Alliance

No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested
1. Bharatiya Janata Party BJP Election Symbol.svg Dilip Ghosh MP.jpg Dilip Ghosh

  United Progressive Alliance

No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested
1. Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg Hand INC.svg

   Left Front

No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested
1. Communist Party of India (Marxist) South Asian Communist Banner.svg Indian Election Symbol Hammer Sickle and Star.png
2. Communist Party of India CPI-banner.svg Indian Election Symbol Ears of Corn and Sickle.png
3. Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP-flag.svg Indian Election Symbol Spade and Stoker.png
4. All India Forward Bloc Indian Election Symbol Lion.png

Surveys and polls

Opinion polls

Exit polls

Election

Result

Results by constituency

Results
Assembly Constituency Turnout
(%)
Winner Runner Up Margin
# Name Candidate Party Votes % Candidate Party Votes %
1 Mekliganj TBD TBD
2 Mathabhanga TBD TBD
3 Cooch Behar Uttar TBD TBD
4 Cooch Behar Dakshin TBD TBD
5 Sitalkuchi TBD TBD
6 Sitai TBD TBD
7 Dinhata TBD TBD
8 Natabari TBD TBD
9 Tufanganj TBD TBD
10 Kumargram TBD TBD
11 Kalchini TBD TBD
12 Alipurduars TBD TBD
13 Falakata TBD TBD
14 Madarihat TBD TBD
15 Dhupguri TBD TBD
16 Maynaguri TBD TBD
17 Jalpaiguri TBD TBD
18 Rajganj TBD TBD
19 Dabgram-Phulbari TBD TBD
20 Mal TBD TBD
21 Nagrakata TBD TBD
22 Kalimpong TBD TBD
23 Darjeeling TBD TBD
24 Kurseong TBD TBD
25 Matigara-Naxalbari TBD TBD
26 Siliguri TBD TBD
27 Phansidewa TBD TBD
28 Chopra TBD TBD
29 Islampur TBD TBD
30 Goalpokhar TBD TBD
31 Chakulia TBD TBD
32 Karandighi TBD TBD
33 Hemtabad TBD TBD
34 Kaliaganj TBD TBD
35 Raiganj TBD TBD
36 Itahar TBD TBD
37 Kushmandi TBD TBD
38 Kumarganj TBD TBD
39 Balurghat TBD TBD
40 Tapan TBD TBD
41 Gangarampur TBD TBD
42 Harirampur TBD TBD
43 Habibpur TBD TBD
44 Gazole TBD TBD
45 Chanchal TBD TBD
46 Harishchandrapur TBD TBD
47 Malatipur TBD TBD
48 Ratua TBD TBD
49 Manikchak TBD TBD
50 Maldaha TBD TBD
51 English Bazar TBD TBD
52 Mothabari TBD TBD
53 Sujapur TBD TBD
54 Baisnabnagar TBD TBD
55 Farakka TBD TBD
56 Samserganj TBD TBD
57 Suti TBD TBD
58 Jangipur TBD TBD
59 Raghunathganj TBD TBD
60 Sagardighi TBD TBD
61 Lalgola TBD TBD
62 Bhagabangola TBD TBD
63 Raninagar TBD TBD
64 Murshidabad TBD TBD
65 Nabagram TBD TBD
66 Khargram TBD TBD
67 Burwan TBD TBD
68 Kandi TBD TBD
69 Bharatpur TBD TBD
70 Rejinagar TBD TBD
71 Beldanga TBD TBD
72 Baharampur TBD TBD
73 Hariharpara TBD TBD
74 Naoda TBD TBD
75 Domkal TBD TBD
76 Jalangi TBD TBD
77 Karimpur TBD TBD
78 Tehatta TBD TBD
79 Palashipara TBD TBD
80 Kaliganj TBD TBD
81 Nakashipara TBD TBD
82 Chapra TBD TBD
83 Krishnanagar Uttar TBD TBD
84 Nabadwip TBD TBD
85 Krishnanagar Dakshin TBD TBD
86 Santipur TBD TBD
87 Ranaghat Uttar Paschim TBD TBD
88 Krishnaganj TBD TBD
89 Ranaghat Uttar Purba TBD TBD
90 Ranaghat Dakshin TBD TBD
91 Chakdaha TBD TBD
92 Kalyani TBD TBD
93 Haringhata TBD TBD
94 Bagda TBD TBD
95 Bangaon Uttar TBD TBD
96 Bangaon Dakshin TBD TBD
97 Gaighata TBD TBD
98 Swarupnagar TBD TBD
99 Baduria TBD TBD
100 Habra TBD TBD
101 Ashokenagar TBD TBD
102 Amdanga TBD TBD
103 Bijpur TBD TBD
104 Naihati TBD TBD
105 Bhatpara TBD TBD
106 Jagatdal TBD TBD
107 Noapara TBD TBD
108 Barrackpore TBD TBD
109 Khardaha TBD TBD
110 Dum Dum Uttar TBD TBD
111 Panihati TBD TBD
112 Kamarhati TBD TBD
113 Baranagar TBD TBD
114 Dum Dum TBD TBD
115 Rajarhat New Town TBD TBD
116 Bidhannagar TBD TBD
117 Rajarhat Gopalpur TBD TBD
118 Madhyamgram TBD TBD
119 Barasat TBD TBD
120 Deganga TBD TBD
121 Haroa TBD TBD
122 Minakhan TBD TBD
123 Sandeshkhali TBD TBD
124 Basirhat Dakshin TBD TBD
125 Basirhat Uttar TBD TBD
126 Hingalganj TBD TBD
127 Gosaba TBD TBD
128 Basanti TBD TBD
129 Kultali
130 Patharpratima TBD TBD
131 Kakdwip TBD TBD
132 Sagar TBD TBD
133 Kulpi TBD TBD
134 Raidighi TBD TBD
135 Mandirbazar TBD TBD
136 Jaynagar TBD TBD
137 Baruipur Purba TBD TBD
138 Canning Paschim TBD TBD
139 Canning Purba TBD TBD
140 Baruipur Paschim TBD TBD
141 Magrahat Purba TBD TBD
142 Magrahat Paschim TBD TBD
143 Diamond Harbour TBD TBD
144 Falta TBD TBD
145 Satgachia TBD TBD
146 Bishnupur
(South 24 Parganas)
TBD TBD
147 Sonarpur Dakshin TBD TBD
148 Bhangar TBD TBD
149 Kasba TBD TBD
150 Jadavpur TBD TBD
151 Sonarpur Uttar TBD TBD
152 Tollygunge TBD TBD
153 Behala Purba TBD TBD
154 Behala Paschim TBD TBD
155 Maheshtala TBD TBD
156 Budge Budge TBD TBD
157 Metiaburuz TBD TBD
158 Kolkata Port TBD TBD
159 Bhabanipur TBD TBD
160 Rashbehari TBD TBD
161 Ballygunge TBD TBD
162 Chowrangee TBD TBD
163 Entally TBD TBD
164 Beleghata TBD TBD
165 Jorasanko TBD TBD
166 Shyampukur TBD TBD
167 Maniktala TBD TBD
168 Kashipur-Belgachia TBD TBD
169 Bally TBD TBD
170 Howrah Uttar TBD TBD
171 Howrah Madhya TBD TBD
172 Shibpur TBD TBD
173 Howrah Dakshin TBD TBD
174 Sankrail TBD TBD
175 Panchla TBD TBD
176 Uluberia Purba TBD TBD
177 Uluberia Uttar TBD TBD
178 Uluberia Dakshin TBD TBD
179 Shyampur TBD TBD
180 Bagnan TBD TBD
181 Amta TBD TBD
182 Udaynarayanpur TBD TBD
183 Jagatballavpur TBD TBD
184 Domjur TBD TBD
185 Uttarpara TBD TBD
186 Sreerampur TBD TBD
187 Champdani TBD TBD
188 Singur TBD TBD
189 Chandannagar TBD TBD
190 Chunchura TBD TBD
191 Balagarh TBD TBD
192 Pandua TBD TBD
193 Saptagram TBD TBD
194 Chanditala TBD TBD
195 Jangipara TBD TBD
196 Haripal TBD TBD
197 Dhanekhali TBD TBD
198 Tarakeswar TBD TBD
199 Pursurah TBD TBD
200 Arambagh TBD TBD
201 Goghat TBD TBD
202 Khanakul TBD TBD
203 Tamluk TBD TBD
204 Panskura Purba TBD TBD
205 Panskura Paschim TBD TBD
206 Moyna TBD TBD
207 Nandakumar TBD TBD
208 Mahisadal TBD TBD
209 Haldia TBD TBD
210 Nandigram TBD TBD
211 Chandipur TBD TBD
212 Patashpur TBD TBD
213 Kanthi Uttar TBD TBD
214 Bhagabanpur TBD TBD
215 Khejuri TBD TBD
216 Kanthi Dakshin TBD TBD
217 Ramnagar TBD TBD
218 Egra TBD TBD
219 Dantan TBD TBD
220 Nayagram TBD TBD
221 Gopiballavpur TBD TBD
222 Jhargram TBD TBD
223 Keshiary TBD TBD
224 Kharagpur Sadar TBD TBD
225 Narayangarh TBD TBD
226 Sabang TBD TBD
227 Pingla TBD TBD
228 Kharagpur TBD TBD
229 Debra TBD TBD
230 Daspur TBD TBD
231 Ghatal TBD TBD
232 Chandrakona TBD TBD
233 Garbeta TBD TBD
234 Salboni TBD TBD
235 Keshpur TBD TBD
236 Medinipur TBD TBD
237 Binpur TBD TBD
238 Bandwan TBD TBD
239 Balarampur TBD TBD
240 Baghmundi TBD TBD
241 Joypur TBD TBD
242 Purulia TBD TBD
243 Manbazar TBD TBD
244 Kashipur TBD TBD
245 Para TBD TBD
246 Raghunathpur TBD TBD
247 Saltora TBD TBD
248 Chhatna TBD TBD
249 Ranibandh TBD TBD
250 Raipur TBD TBD
251 Taldangra TBD TBD
252 Bankura TBD TBD
253 Barjora TBD TBD
254 Onda TBD TBD
255 Bishnupur
(Bankura)
TBD TBD
256 Katulpur TBD TBD
257 Indas TBD TBD
258 Sonamukhi TBD TBD
259 Khandaghosh TBD TBD
260 Bardhaman Dakshin TBD TBD
261 Raina TBD TBD
262 Jamalpur TBD TBD
263 Manteswar TBD TBD
264 Kalna TBD TBD
265 Memari TBD TBD
266 Bardhaman Uttar TBD TBD
267 Bhatar TBD TBD
268 Purbasthali Dakshin TBD TBD
269 Purbasthali Uttar TBD TBD
270 Katwa TBD TBD
271 Ketugram TBD TBD
272 Mangalkot TBD TBD
273 Ausgram TBD TBD
274 Galsi TBD TBD
275 Pandaveswar TBD TBD
276 Durgapur Purba TBD TBD
277 Durgapur Paschim TBD TBD
278 Raniganj TBD TBD
279 Jamuria TBD TBD
280 Asansol Dakshin TBD TBD
281 Asansol Uttar TBD TBD
282 Kulti TBD TBD
283 Barabani TBD TBD
284 Dubrajpur TBD TBD
285 Suri TBD TBD
286 Bolpur TBD TBD
287 Nanoor TBD TBD
288 Labpur TBD TBD
289 Sainthia TBD TBD
290 Mayureswar TBD TBD
291 Rampurhat TBD TBD
292 Hansan TBD TBD
293 Nalhati TBD TBD
294 Murarai TBD TBD

Government Formation

See Also

References

  1. ^ "BJP preparing blueprint for 2021 West Bengal polls". Economic Times. 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "West Bangal General Legislative Election 2016". Election Commission of India.
  3. ^ a b "West Bengal election results: With 18 seats and 40% vote share, BJP snaps at TMC heels". Times of India. 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Election results 2019 West Bengal: TMC wins 22 seats, faces stiff battle from BJP". India Today.
  5. ^ a b Romita Datta, Why no one will douse the CAA fire in Bengal, India Today, 10 January 2020.
  6. ^ Kaushik Deka, Who is (not) a citizen?, India Today, 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ Amended citizenship law will shield Hindus when NRC will be rolled out, says BJP’s Bengali booklet, Scroll, 7 January 2020.
  8. ^ NRC next, says BJP’s Bengali booklet on CAA, The Indian Express, 7 January 2020.