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Past chief ministers of West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the eighth chief minister of West Bengal and the first woman of the state in a ceremony at Raj Bhavan today marking the beginning of the journey of the first non-Left Front ministry in the state in 34 years. Here is a list of the past chief ministers of Bengal.

kolkata Updated: May 20, 2011 17:15 IST

Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the eighth chief minister of West Bengal and the first woman of the state in a ceremony at Raj Bhavan today marking the beginning of the journey of the first non-Left Front ministry in the state in 34 years. Here is a list of the past chief ministers of Bengal.

Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

Aug 15, 1947
Jan 14, 1948
Congress
Bidhan Chandra Roy
Jan 14, 1948
July 1, 1962
Congress
Prafulla Chandra Sen
July 8, 1962
March 15 1967
Congress
Ajoy Mukherjee
March 15, 1967
Nov 2, 1967
Bangla Congress
Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
Nov 2, 1967
Feb 20, 1968
Ajoy Mukherjee
Feb 25, 1969
March 19, 1970
Bangla Congress
Ajoy Mukherjee
April 2,1971
June 28, 1971
Congress
Siddhartha Shankar Ray
March 19, 1972
June 21, 1977
Congress
Jyoti Basu
June 21, 1977
Nov 6, 2000
CPI(M)
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
Nov 6, 2000
May 17, 2011
CPI(M)
Mamata Banerjee
May 17, 2011
Trinamool Congress

NB: The gaps were President's Rule in the state.