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Who are the candidates of West Bengal 2019?

Who are the candidates of West Bengal 2019?

On 12 March 2019, party president Mamata Banerjee announced the party candidates for the election. 41% of the candidates were women. Notable exclusions from the list were the party’s general secretary Subrata Bakshi and Sugata Bose. Bose did not get permission from Harvard University, where he is a professor, to contest the election.

Who is the incumbent Chief Minister of West Bengal?

Incumbent chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress emerged victorious with a resounding majority. Having toppled the 34-year old Left Front government in the historic 2011 Assembly elections, Mamata’s party managed to replicate its success with a better performance in 2016.

How many members of Parliament are there in West Bengal?

West Bengal is represented in the Indian parliament by 42 directly elected members in the Lok Sabha or the lower house and 16 members in the Rajya Sabha or the upper house. The state also holds elections for the local bodies such as the Municipalities, Zila Parishads and Gram Panchayats.

Which is the leading party in West Bengal?

KOLKATA: Bengal ’s voters have moved decisively towards a bipolar political configuration, giving the BJP leads in 18 of 42 Lok Sabha seats from the state and, much more importantly, giving the saffron party a clear mandate to take on the Trinamool in the 2021 state elections.

How many voters are there in West Bengal?

The final electoral roll in West Bengal for 2016 with 6.55 crore voters has 3.39 crore male and 3.16 crore female voters.

How many seats did BJP win in West Bengal?

While BJP won only 2 seats, BJP candidates for the first time, returned runner-up in 3 seats and it also got 16.8% vote share – BJP’s best performance so far surpassing its previous best of 11.66% in 1991 elections. However. Trinamool Congress dominated the election winning 34 seats.

How many Lok Sabha constituencies are there in West Bengal?

There are 42 Lok Sabha Constituencies in West Bengal, India. Here is the list of candidates of all the major parties. Sk. Ibrahim Ali Sk. Saidul Haque According to DNA newspaper’s analysis: “BJP emerged as a potential force in West Bengal where it is traditionally considered weak.”.