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West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1967

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West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1967

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1967 was held in Indian state of West Bengal in 1967 to elect 280 members to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.[1] United Front led by Ajoy Mukherjee won majority of seats in the election, and formed first non-Congress government of the state.


 Summary of results of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1967[1]
Political Party
No. of candidates
No. of elected
Number of Votes
% of Votes
Seat change
Indian National Congress 280 127 5,207,930 41.13% Decrease 30
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 135 43 2,293,026 18.11% Increase 43
Bangla Congress 80 34 1,286,028 10.16% Increase 34
Communist Party of India 62 16 827,196 6.53% Decrease 34
All India Forward Bloc 42 13 561148 4.43% Steady
Samyukta Socialist Party 26 7 269,234 2.13% Increase 7
Praja Socialist Party 26 7 238,694 1.88% Increase 2
Revolutionary Socialist Party 16 6 238,694 2.14% Increase 2
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 8 4 238,694 0.72% Increase 1
Marxist Forward Bloc 58 1 167,934 1.33% Increase 1
Revolutionary Communist Party of India 58 1 167,934 1.33% Decrease 8
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 58 1 167,934 1.33% Increase 1
Swatantra Party 21 1 102,576 0.81% Increase 1
Independents 327 31 1,708,011 13.49% Increase 20
Total 1058 280 12,663,030

Alliance wise result

CPI(M) 43 INC 127 BJS 1 IND 31
CPI 16 IC(S) 0
AIFB 13 INC(I) 0
SSP 7 INC(R) 0
SP 1
TOTAL (1967) 133 TOTAL (1967) 127 TOTAL (1967) 1 TOTAL (1967) 31
TOTAL (1962) 80 TOTAL (1962) 152 TOTAL (1962) 0 TOTAL (1962) 11

Post-Poll Alliance

United Front led by Ajoy Mukherjee formed the Government. United Front was combination of People's United Left Front, an electoral combination of Communist Party of India, the Bangla Congress, the All India Forward Bloc and the Bolshevik Party of India[2] with United Left Front (1967), electoral alliance of The front comprised the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Samyukta Socialist Party, the Socialist Unity Centre of India, the Marxist Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Communist Party of India, the Workers Party of India and the Revolutionary Socialist Party.[2]


  1. ^ a b [1] PDF (Statistical Report on General Election, 1967 to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, Election Commission of India)
  2. ^ a b M.V.S. Koteswara Rao. Communist Parties and United Front - Experience in Kerala and West Bengal. Hyderabad: Prajasakti Book House, 2003. p. 227-229.
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