West Bengal Assembly

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The Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, also known as the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral law making body and consists of 294 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Kolkata, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Sikkim were held in April 2021.

The Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, also known as the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha, is a unicameral law making body and consists of 294 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Kolkata, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Sikkim were held in April 2021.

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Data on the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, also known as the West Bengal Vidhan Sabha.
West Bengal Assembly | India | 2006 - 2024 | Data, Charts and Analysis
Data and insights on past and present West Bengal Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), including party composition, and MLA's demographic and financial profile.
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01/01/2006 To 31/12/2024
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PARTY COMPOSITION
Source: ECI

The 17th Legislative Assembly of West Bengal formed post the elections held in Apr 2021 consists of 294 MLAs. AITC (All India Trinamool Congress) won the 2021 Assembly elections by a landslide margin grabbing 213 seats, pushing them comfortably across the majority mark of 148 seats to form the government.

Post the elections, 2 constituency seats fell vacant due to the death and resignation of MLAs.

  • AITC currently has 223 MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly giving it control over 76% of the total seats in the Assembly
  • BJP has 67 MLAs and sits in the Opposition
  • All other parties and independent MLAs together account for 2 seats
  • 1 seat is currently vacant

Key leaders in the Assembly:

  • Speaker: Biman Banerjee (AITC)
  • Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee (AITC)
  • Leader of the Opposition: Suvendu Adhikari (BJP)
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MLA PROFILE
Education
Source: ADR
  • 37% MLAs in the current Assembly have little to no education (grade 12 or below), in comparison to 32% in the previous Assembly.
  • 26% MLAs in the current Assembly are Graduates, in comparison to 29% in the previous Assembly.
  • 36% MLAs in the current Assembly are highly qualified (professionals and above), just as much as in the previous Assembly.
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Gender Mix
Source: ECI
  • 14% MLAs in the current Assembly are women
  • The percentage of women in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, has been steadily increasing since 2006 and is amongst the highest across all state Assemblies in India.
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