On 13th March 2011 CPIM left front announced their candidates list for upcoming assembly election in West Bengal. There are several important changes in the list from last election. Here is a detailed review of their list. They announced 292 candidate’s name out of 294. This time CPIM made an alliance with nine other parties, that includes
- CPIM Communist Party Of India (Marxist)
- FB All India Forward Bloc
- RSP Revolutionary Socialist Party
- CPI Communist Party Of India
- SP Samajwadi Party
- RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal
In this alliance CPI(M) holds 71.9% i.e. 210 seats out of 292(2 seats are not declared yet).
FB is at number two with 11.6% (32) seats, RSP is at number three with 7.9% (23) seats, CPI is at number four with 4.1% (12) seats, SP stands at number five with 1.7% (5) seats. MFB, RCPI and DSP holds 0.7% (2) seats each. RJD and BBC has only 0.3% (1) seats each.
Male Female ratio in the list is quite low as CPIM said that they would reserve 30% of seats for women in Panchayets, but here it is only about 15.8%. CPIM has 19.5% woman candidates and FB has 11.8% woman candidates in their list.
As for ratio candidates by cast, it is quite for Muslim and other minority communities. A total of 25.3% candidates are from minor communities. But there are some opinions that this minority candidates are given those seats where they (CPIM) can’t win.
Number of seats for candidates by cast
Ratio of seats for candidates by cast
This time the alliance has surprisingly 51%(149) new candidates where last time it was 45.6%(134). CPIM has 52.4% (110) new candidates, FB has 47.1% (16) new candidates this time.