1969 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election

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1969 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election

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  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Jyoti Basu Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee
Party CPI (M) INC Bangla Congress
Alliance United Front United Front
Seats won 80 55 92

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party CPI AIFB RSP
Alliance United Front United Front
Seats won 30 21 12

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1969 was held in Indian state of West Bengal in 1969 to elect 280 members to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.[1] United Front formed the government with Ajoy Mukherjee as the Chief Minister. United Front won a landslide 214 seats and 49.7% of the votes.[2]

Background

President's Rule had been introduced in the state on 20 February 1968.[3] Following which, the previous legislative assembly was dissolved.[3]

References

  1. ^ "West Bengal 1969". eci.gov.in. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  2. ^ Subrata K. Mitra (7 May 2007). The Puzzle of India's Governance: Culture, Context and Comparative Theory. Routledge. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-134-27493-2.
  3. ^ a b Ramashray Roy (1975). The Uncertain Verdict: A Study of the 1969 Elections in Four Indian States. University of California Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-520-02475-5.


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