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ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ
Emblem of West Bengal.svg
Photo of Mamata Banerjee
ᱯᱚᱫᱽ
ᱢᱚᱢᱚᱛᱟ ᱵᱟᱱᱟᱨᱡᱤ

᱒᱐ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱑᱑ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ
ᱮᱜᱽᱡᱚᱨᱴᱟᱥᱚᱱ The Honourable (Formal)
Ms. Chief Minister (Informal)
ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱥᱚᱨᱠᱟᱨ ᱨᱤᱱᱤᱡ ᱢᱩᱠᱷᱤᱭᱟᱹ
Abbreviations CM
ᱢᱮᱢᱵᱟᱨ West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Answerability ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱᱤᱡ ᱨᱟᱡᱽᱡᱚᱯᱟᱞ
ᱵᱟᱥᱟ Chief Minister Abas, Kolkata[᱑]
ᱢᱟᱹᱪᱤ Writers' Building, Kolkata[lower-alpha ᱑]
ᱵᱟᱜᱦᱟᱞᱤᱡ ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱᱤᱡ ᱨᱟᱡᱽᱡᱚᱯᱟᱞ
At the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[᱓]
ᱩᱰᱷᱟᱹᱣ ᱯᱨᱚᱯᱷᱩᱞᱞᱚ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱜᱷᱳᱥ
ᱴᱷᱟᱯᱚᱱ 15 ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ 1947
(74 years ago)
 (1947-᱐᱘-15)
(as Prime Minister of West Bengal)

ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ ᱫᱚ ᱯᱩᱨᱩᱵᱽ ᱥᱤᱧᱚᱛᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱯᱚᱱᱚᱛ ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱢᱩᱬᱩᱛ ᱠᱩᱢᱩᱴ ᱟᱺᱜᱤᱵᱷᱟᱹᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱾ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ ᱫᱚ ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱟᱹᱢᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱪᱟᱸᱜᱟ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱢᱩᱠᱷᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱾

ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ ᱠᱚ[ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ | ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Colour key for parties
  ᱵᱷᱟᱨᱚᱛ ᱡᱟᱠᱟᱛ ᱛᱨᱤᱱᱟᱢᱩᱞ ᱠᱚᱸᱜᱽᱨᱮᱥ
  ᱥᱤᱧᱚᱛᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱡᱟᱹᱛᱤᱭᱟᱹᱨᱤ ᱠᱚᱸᱜᱽᱨᱮᱥ
  ᱵᱟᱸᱜᱽᱞᱟ ᱠᱚᱸᱜᱽᱨᱮᱥ
  Independent (politician)
photo of Writers' Building
Writers' Building, an 18th-century Company-era construction in Kolkata, traditionally served as the office of West Bengal's chief Minister.
photo of Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
The first Premier of West Bengal since Independence, Prafulla Chandra Ghosh, at Writers' in 1947
State Emblem of India
The State Emblem of India. West Bengal has come under President's rule on four occasions, all between 1968 and 1977.
photo of Jyoti Basu
With over 23 years in office, Jyoti Basu of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is India's second longest-serving chief minister.
ᱨᱮᱫ:BuddhoBabu.jpg
Basu's successor Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, who served for over 10 years
Premiers of West Bengal
No. ᱧᱩᱛᱩᱢ ᱢᱩᱴᱷᱟᱹᱱ ᱚᱠᱛᱚ[᱔] Duration Assembly
(election)
Party[᱕] Appointed

by

(Governor)

ᱯᱨᱚᱯᱷᱩᱞᱞᱚ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱜᱷᱳᱥ Prafullachandra Ghosh at Writers' Building in 1947.jpg 15 August 1947 22 January 1948 160 days Provincial Assembly

(1946–52)[lower-alpha ᱒]
(January 1946 election)

Indian National Congress Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari
ᱵᱤᱫᱷᱟᱱ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱨᱚᱭ Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 1943 (cropped).jpg 23 January 1948 25 January 1950 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd

ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ[ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ | ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

ᱯᱩᱪᱷᱤᱢ ᱵᱮᱝᱜᱚᱞ ᱨᱤᱱ ᱥᱤᱨᱟᱹ ᱢᱚᱱᱛᱨᱤ
No.[lower-alpha ᱓] Name
Constituency
Portrait Tenure[lower-alpha ᱔] Duration Assembly[᱖]
(election)
Party[᱕]
(alliance)
Appointed

by

(Governor)

1 ᱵᱤᱫᱷᱟᱱ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱨᱚᱭ
Bowbazar[lower-alpha ᱕]
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 1943 (cropped).jpg 26 January 1950 30 March 1952 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Provincial Assembly[lower-alpha ᱖](1946–52)
(January 1946 election)
Indian National Congress K. N. Katju
31 March 1952 5 April 1957 First Assembly

(1952–57)
(January 1952 election)

H. C. Mookerjee
6 April 1957 2 April 1962 Second Assembly

(1957–62)
(March 1957 election)

Padmaja Naidu
3 April 1962 1 July 1962 Third Assembly

(1962–67)
(February 1962 election)

2 ᱯᱨᱚᱯᱷᱩᱞᱞᱚ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱥᱮᱱ[lower-alpha ᱗]
Arambagh East
9 July 1962 28 February 1967 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd
3 ᱚᱡᱚᱭ ᱠᱩᱢᱟᱨ ᱢᱩᱠᱷᱚᱨᱡᱤ
Tamluk
1 March 1967 21 November 1967 265 days Fourth Assembly

(1967–68)
(February 1967 election)

Bangla Congress
(United Front)
4 ᱯᱨᱚᱯᱷᱩᱞᱞᱚ ᱪᱚᱸᱫᱽᱨᱚ ᱜᱷᱳᱥ
Jhargram
photo of Prafulla Chandra Ghosh 21 November 1967 19 February 1968 90 days
(total: 250 days)
Independent
(Progressive Democratic Front)
Dharma Vira
Vacant[lower-alpha ᱘]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 20 February 1968 25 February 1969 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Dissolved N/A
(3) ᱚᱡᱚᱭ ᱠᱩᱢᱟᱨ ᱢᱩᱠᱷᱚᱨᱡᱤ
Tamluk
25 February 1969 16 March 1970 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Fifth Assembly

(1969–70)
(February 1969 election)

Bangla Congress
(United Front)
Dharma Vira
Vacant[lower-alpha ᱘]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 19 March 1970 30 July 1970 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd N/A
30 July 1970 2 April 1971 Dissolved
(3) ᱚᱡᱚᱭ ᱠᱩᱢᱟᱨ ᱢᱩᱠᱷᱚᱨᱡᱤ
Tamluk
2 April 1971 28 June 1971 87 days
(total: 2 years, 6 days)
Sixth Assembly

(1971)
(March 1971 election)

Bangla Congress
(Democratic Coalition)
style="background-color: ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Bangla Congress/meta/color" | ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱤ ᱥᱣᱚᱨᱩᱯ ᱫᱷᱟᱵᱚᱱ
Vacant[lower-alpha ᱘]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 29 June 1971 20 March 1972 265 days Dissolved N/A
5 ᱥᱤᱫᱷᱟᱨᱛᱷᱚ ᱥᱚᱝᱠᱚᱨ ᱨᱟᱭ
Malda
Sidharth Shankar Ray Official portrait 1986.jpg 20 March 1972 30 April 1977 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Seventh Assembly

(1972–77)
(March 1972 election)

Indian National Congress
(Progressive Democratic Alliance)
A. L. Dias
Vacant[lower-alpha ᱘]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 30 April 1977 20 June 1977 51 days Dissolved N/A
6 ᱡᱳᱛᱤ ᱵᱚᱥᱩ
Satgachhia
Jyoti Basu - Calcutta 1996-12-21 089 Cropped.png 21 June 1977 23 May 1982 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Eighth Assembly

(1977–82)
(June 1977 election)

Communist Party of India (Marxist)
(Left Front)
A. L. Dias
24 May 1982 29 March 1987 Ninth Assembly

(1982–87)
(May 1982 election)

ᱵᱷᱚᱭᱨᱚᱵᱽ ᱫᱚᱛ ᱯᱟᱱᱰᱮ
30 March 1987 18 June 1991 Tenth Assembly

(1987–91)
(March 1987 election)

ᱥᱟᱭᱤᱫᱽ ᱱᱩᱨᱩᱞ ᱦᱟᱥᱚᱱ
19 June 1991 15 May 1996 Eleventh Assembly

(1991–96)
(May 1991 election)

16 May 1996 5 November 2000 Twelfth Assembly

(1996–2001)
(May 1996 election)

ᱠᱮ. ᱵᱷᱤ. ᱨᱚᱜᱷᱩᱱᱟᱛᱷᱚ ᱨᱮᱰᱰᱤ
7 ᱵᱩᱫᱽᱫᱷᱚᱫᱮᱵᱽ ᱵᱷᱚᱴᱟᱪᱟᱨᱭᱚ
Jadavpur
ᱨᱮᱫ:BuddhoBabu.jpg 6 November 2000 14 May 2001 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd ᱵᱤᱨᱮᱱ ᱡᱮ. ᱥᱟᱦ
15 May 2001 17 May 2006 Thirteenth Assembly

(2001–06)
(May 2001 election)

18 May 2006 13 May 2011 Fourteenth Assembly (2006–11)
(April–May 2006 election)
ᱜᱳᱯᱟᱞᱠᱨᱤᱥᱱᱟ ᱜᱟᱱᱫᱷᱤ
8 ᱢᱚᱢᱚᱛᱟ ᱵᱟᱱᱟᱨᱡᱤ
Bhabanipur
Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG 20 May 2011 25 May 2016 ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Ayd Fifteenth Assembly

(2011–16)
(April–May 2011 election)

All India Trinamool Congress[lower-alpha ᱙] ᱮᱢ. ᱠᱮ. ᱱᱟᱨᱟᱭᱚᱱ
26 May 2016 Incumbent Sixteenth Assembly

(2016–21)
(April–May 2016 election)

ᱠᱮᱥᱚᱨᱤ ᱱᱟᱛᱷ ᱛᱨᱤᱯᱟᱴᱷᱤ

ᱥᱟᱹᱠᱷᱭᱟᱹᱛ[ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ | ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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