All 294 seats in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
148 seats needed for a majority
Left Front led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) won 196 seats, a majority. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was reelected as Chief Minister. Pankaj Kumar Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress, took charge as Leader of the Opposition.
||No. of candidates
||No. of elected
||Number of Votes
||% of Votes
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||211||143||13,402,603||36.59%|
|All India Trinamool Congress||226||60||11,229,396||30.66%|
|Indian National Congress||60||26||2,921,151||7.98%|
|All India Forward Bloc||34||25||2,067,944||5.65%|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||23||17||1,256,951||3.43%|
|Communist Party of India||13||7||655,237||1.79%|
|West Bengal Socialist Party||4||4||246,407||0.67%|
|Gorkha National Liberation Front||5||3||190,057||0.52%|
|Biplobi Bangla Congress||1||1||62,611||0.09%|
Alliance wise result
|TOTAL (2001)||196||TOTAL (2001)||89||TOTAL (2001)||0||TOTAL (2001)||2|
|TOTAL (1996)||N/A||TOTAL (1996)||N/A||TOTAL (1996)||N/A||TOTAL (1996)||N/A|
- "Statistical Report on General Election, 2001 to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
- "Leaders Of Opposition (of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly)". wbassembly.gov.in. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- "Names and Tenure of Speakers (of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly)". wbassembly.gov.in. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- "Names And Tenure Of Deputy Speakers (of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly)". wbassembly.gov.in. Retrieved 13 March 2014.