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Bengal polls: Phase 1 fundamentals

The first phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls began today.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2011 12:17 IST

Total seats: 54
Total polling stations: 8,822
Critical booths: 1,800
Vulnerable villages: Data not available
Total electors: 97,62,159 (male: 51,08,390; female: 46,53,769)
Total contestants: 366 CPI(M): 33, Trinamool Congress: 26, Congress: 27, RSP: 9,
All India Forward Bloc : 10, Others & independents: 261

Seat with most contestants: Phansidewa -ST (9)
Seat with least contestants: Darjeeling (5)
Largest seat area-wise: Data Not available
Smallest seat area-wise: Data not available
District with most voters: Jalpaiguri (22,98,787)
District with least voters: North Dinajpur (9,23,944)
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Key candidates (constituency)

CPI(M)

Ashoke Bhattacharya, urban development minister (Siliguri)
Sailen Sarkar, environment and Parliamentary affairs minister (Ratua)

RSP

Kshti Goswami, state PWD minister (Alipurduars)

All India Forward Bloc:
Udayan Guha (Dinahata)

Congress
AN (Lebu) Khan Chowdhury (Sujapur)
Deba Prasad (Mithu) Roy (Alipurduars)

Trinamool Congress
Sabitri Mitra (Manik Chak)

Party position in 2006

Party wise result

Party Seats
Contested
Seats Won
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
212
176
Indian National Congress
262
21
Communist Party of India
13

8

Bahujan Samaj Party
128
0
Bharatiya Janata Party
29
Nationalist Congress Party
2
0
All India Trinamool Congress
257
30
All India Forward Bloc
34
23
Revolutionary Socialist Party
23
20
Samajwadi Party
32
0
Rashtriya Janata Dal
2
1
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation
25
0
Lok Jan Shakti Party
8
0
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
7
0
Janata Dal (Secular)
6
0
Indian Union Muslim League
6
0
Shiv Sena
3
0
Janata Dal (United)
2
0
West Bengal Socialist Party
4
4
Gorkha National Liberation Front
5
3
Jharkhand Party (Naren)
4
1
Democratic Socialist Party (Prabodh Chandra)
2
1
Amra Bangalee
22
Party for Democratic Socialism
12
0
Jharkhand Disom Party
10
0
Indian Justice Party
6
0
Indian People's Forward Bloc
3
0
Paschim Banga Rajya Muslim League
2
0
Samajtantric Party of India
2
0
Jana Unnayan Mancha
1
0
Social Justice Party
1
0
Shoshit Samaj Party
1
0
Republican Party of India (Athvale)
1
0
Rashtriya Samadhaan Party
1
0
Independent
526
6

Total Number of constituencies
294
Results declared
294
Total contestants
1654