United Left Front (1962)

Summary

The United Left Front was an electoral alliance in West Bengal, India, formed ahead of the 1962 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election. A key issue that provoked various left parties to join hands was the prevailing food crisis in the state.[1] The front comprised the Communist Party of India, the All India Forward Bloc, the Marxist Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Communist Party of India, the Bolshevik Party of India and the Revolutionary Socialist Party.[2] The front won 74 seats out of 252.

Election result of the ULFEdit

Party Candidates Seats won % of votes
CPI 145[3] 50 25.02%
AIFB 35 13 4.61%
RSP 17 9 2.6%
RCPI 2[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dasgupta, Salien. Left Unity
  2. ^ M.V.S. Koteswara Rao. Communist Parties and United Front - Experience in Kerala and West Bengal. Hyderabad: Prajasakti Book House, 2003. p. 220.
  3. ^ The CPI presented 132 candidate, but another 13 candidates (MFB and independents) contested with its election symbol.
  4. ^ Communist Party of India (Marxist). West Bengal State Committee. Election results of West Bengal: statistics & analysis, 1952-1991. The Committee. p. 416.
  5. ^ M.V.S. Koteswara Rao. Communist Parties and United Front - Experience in Kerala and West Bengal. Hyderabad: Prajasakti Book House, 2003. p. 221.