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West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1962

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West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1962

West Bengal state assembly election, 1962

May 8, 1962

All 252 seats in the West Bengal state assembly
  First party Second party
Leader Prafulla Chandra Sen Jyoti Basu
Leader's seat Arambagh Baranagar
Seats won 152 80
Seat change +2 +52
Percentage 46,14% 33.6%
Swing n/a n/a

Chief Minister before election

Bidhan Chandra Roy

Chief Minister

Bidhan Chandra Roy

West Bengal, India

The West Bengal state assembly election of 1962 was a part of a series of state assembly elections in 1962.


On the political left two alliances had emered; the United Left Election Committee (an alliance between the Communist Party of India, the Praja Socialist Party, the Forward Bloc, Marxist Forward Bloc and the Revolutionary Socialist Party) and the United Left Front (comprising the Socialist Unity Centre of India, the Bolshevik Party of India, the Republican Party and the Democratic Vanguard). A third alliance was the United Democratic People's Front, consisting of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Hindu Mahasabha and the Revolutionary Communist Party of India.[1]


Party/Alliance Own %
Indian National Congress 152 46.14%
United Left Election Committee 80 33.6%
United Left Front 2 2.45%
United Democratic People's Front 0 3.44%
Party No. of candidates No. of elected No. of votes %
Indian National Congress 252 157 4522476 47.29%
Communist Party of India 145 50 2386834 24.96%
Praja Socialist Party 87 5 477254 4.99%
Forward Bloc 34 13 441098 4,06%
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha 25 0 76138 0.80%
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 25 0 43483 0.45%
Revolutionary Communist Party of India 17 9 245261 2.56%
Socialist Party 7 0 2663 0.03%
Swatantra Party 24 0 55447 0.58%
Independents 295 11 1050515 10.98%
Total: 935 252 10469803



  1. ^ M.V.S. Koteswara Rao. Communist Parties and United Front - Experience in Kerala and West Bengal. Hyderabad: Prajasakti Book House, 2003. p. 216.
  2. ^ List Of Political Parties
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