The parallel with Bihar is obvious. Unlike the CPI(ML) in Bihar, which has picked up its all-time best of 11 seats, the CPI(M) in West Bengal is a ramshackle party that is afraid of contesting the 2021 elections on its own. When India became independent in 1947, differences arose of how to adapt to the new situation. The former held the state government and the latter the national government. In Bihar, as a relative newcomer, Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) won five seats. Bombay HC allows opening of these two temples of Mumbai for Diwali; rejects... Govt allows domestic airlines to operate at 70% of pre-COVID-19 capacity, Making Nitish Kumar Bihar CM again is insult of public opinion: Shiv Sena. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. That did not happen. It was this jump, from 10.16% votes in the state assembly elections of 2016, when it won only three seats in an assembly with 294 members, that catapulted the BJP from the third position to the principal competitor to the reigning Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has a vote share of around 44%. . A similar situation may be repeated in West Bengal during the upcoming polls - the party could damage Mamata's substantiate Muslim vote share in the State. The 1977 election marked the beginning of the 34-year Left Front rule in West Bengal, with Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Jyoti Basu leading the first Left Front cabinet. Photos: Kareena Kapoor Khan goes from simple white outfit to black glam dol... DNA Exclusive: Here's where Triptii Dimri would settle if not Mumbai, 'Black day' for Indian judiciary: Asaduddin Owaisi upset with CBI court verdict on Babri Masjid demolition case, Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar asks Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee to enrol workers in pension scheme, No pre-final tests for Class 10, 12 students in West Bengal, announces CM Mamata Banerjee. Jorabagan is a legislative assembly constituency in West Bengal. When the Sino-Indian War broke out in 1962 Dange's opponents within CPI were jailed, but when they were released they sought to challenge his leadership. Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. Third Front in Indian politics refers to various alliances formed by smaller parties at various points of time since 1989 to offer a third option to Indian voters, challenging the Indian National Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party. And then, the fact that AIMIM undercuts every other political party, except the BJP. Banking on Muslims AIMIM, and Abbas Siddiqui - the party that revolves mainly around minorities - can play a spoilsport for Mamta 'Didi.'. The election was won by the Left Front, for the third time in a row. The BJP lacks a regional leader with sufficient weight to challenge Mamata Banerjee. He was noted to have been the longest serving chief minister in an elected democracy, at the time of his resignation. : Put new text under old text. Legislative Assembly elections were held in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1987. In the last Lok Sabha elections, the State had witnessed polarised two-way voting. Legislative Assembly elections was held in the Indian state of West Bengal on 14 June 1977. By its presence, the AIMIM will be a signal to Hindu voters, swayed by a mix of the BJP’s campaign and propaganda about undocumented immigrants, “love jihad”, anxieties about growing population of minorities and alleged links with global terror networks and their collective memories of Partition and deprivation and loss, that there is a need to consolidate their votes. ️ Indian National Congress Raniganj Assembly Elections 1987 - Get LIVE election results, exit poll analysis & statistics on Raniganj Assembly Elections 1987 with election dates, schedule, leading candidates and parties. The election was mainly a clash between the Left Front led by Chief Minister Jyoti Basu and the Indian National Congress(I) led by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) led by Tejashwi Yadav won more; it won 75 seats, making it the bigger party with more votes and more heft (although the latter did contest more seats). South Korean boyband to celebrate New Year with fir... 'Ludo' Review: Anurag Basu rolls a hard eight in an absurd world. Banerjee knows all too well that any significant division in the Muslim vote share – a deciding factor in nearly 90 out of 294 Assembly seats in the State – could jeopardize her mission for the upcoming polls. The Second United Front Cabinet was formed after the 1967 First United Front Cabinet had been dismissed in 1967, President's Rule introduced and a mid-term election held in 1969. Soon after its formation, a massive rally was held in Calcutta, at which an 18-point programme of the Front was presented. The disaffection among Hindu voters triggered by Mamata Banerjee’s “Muslim appeasement” politics has been one of the reasons why BJP’s vote share has soared. In crucial ways, the political terrain in key districts for the BJP in West Bengal, particularly in the districts bordering Bangladesh, shares similarities with the Seemanchal area of Bihar. Its core support is, in terms of vote share, probably somewhere between 10-40% in West Bengal. With more than 31 percent vote share - Muslims are undeniably a deciding factor to turn the tables for any political party in West Bengal. The Second Ajoy Mukherjee ministry was the coalition government that ruled the Indian state of West Bengal for 13 months, 1969–1970. The former held the state government and the latter the national government.  The star campaigner of Congress(I) was Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was flown in from Delhi and toured the state. His decision to contest the 2021 state elections while extending his wishes to Owaisi could be a concern for TMC due to the Muslim vote share's inevitable division. The play-off between politics, communal sentiments and patronage affect election outcomes. Helicopter carrying heart for transplant crashes, rescued heart dropped by... Post Office Savings Bank account: Know how to activate internet banking fac... Festive bonanza!  And Pranab Mukherjee had floated his Rashtriya Samajbadi Congress, breaking away from Congress(I). As the anti-BJP platform, the Mahagathbandhan had expected that it would be attractive as an alternative to the BJP-led NDA, after Nitish Kumar’s scramble to keep himself in power after the breakdown of the alliance with the RJD. Shikha Mukherjee is a Kolkata-based commentator. It is not enough for Mamata Banerjee to accuse AIMIM of being on the BJP’s payroll; she has to find a way of preventing AIMIM from undermining and undercutting her support among Muslim voters. And, then there is the other disadvantage for the party in West Bengal; there is no credible chief ministerial “face”.  In many cases CPI(M), the dominant force in the Left Front, was seeking to rejuvenate the legislature and fielded 35 student leaders as new candidates. The assembly election was held alongside the 1971 Indian general election. The Assembly of West Bengal creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. The BJP’s problem is that it does not have a credible chief ministerial candidate in West Bengal. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the 1987 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election article. Siddiqui's support to AIMIM is likely going to damage Mamata Banerjee's game plan in securing the magic figure, an effect similar to the one felt in Bihar by Tejashwi Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. He is a prominent leader of CPI(M) in the northern region of West Bengal.  The star campaigner of Congress(I) was Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was flown in from Delhi and toured the state. West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 The West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 was held over a month in six phases from 4 April to 5 May in 294 constituencies of the state. They've already started blaming their own failure on @aimim_national's success in #BiharElections.