CPI(M) holds 72% of seats for assembly election in West Bengal 2011

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

  1. CPIM Communist Party Of India (Marxist)
  2. FB All India Forward Bloc
  3. RSP Revolutionary Socialist Party
  4. CPI Communist Party Of India
  5. SP Samajwadi Party
  6. MFB
  7. RCPI
  8. DSP
  9. RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal
  10. BBC

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.
Distribution of seates between Left Front Alliancess
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.
Man woman ratio in candidates list of CPIM for West Bengal Election 2011
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

PartyGeneralMuslimSCSTOBC
Total218561242
CPIM15739932
FB257200
RSP156110
CPI111000
SP41000
MFB20000
RCPI02000
DSP20000
RJD10000
BBC10000

Ratio of seats for candidates by cast

PartyGeneralMuslimSCSTOBC
Total74.719.24.11.40.7
CPIM74.818.64.31.41.0
FB73.520.65.90.00.0
RSP65.226.14.34.30.0
CPI91.78.30.00.00.0
SP80.020.00.00.00.0
MFB100.00.00.00.00.0
RCPI0.0100.00.00.00.0
DSP100.00.00.00.00.0
RJD100.00.00.00.00.0
BBC100.00.00.00.00.0
Number of seats for candidates by cast from CPIM for 2011 WB Election
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.
New vs Old candidates in 2011 WB election from CPIM

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