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Title:
TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF PARTY PERFORMANCES IN THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL (2006-2016): A STUDY IN ELECTORAL GEOGRAPHY

Authors:
MD MOTIBUR RAHMAN

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MD MOTIBUR RAHMAN
Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India)

MLA 8
RAHMAN, MD MOTIBUR. "TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF PARTY PERFORMANCES IN THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL (2006-2016): A STUDY IN ELECTORAL GEOGRAPHY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 3653-3672, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=255. Accessed Aug. 2018.
APA
RAHMAN, M. (2018, August). TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF PARTY PERFORMANCES IN THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL (2006-2016): A STUDY IN ELECTORAL GEOGRAPHY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(8), 3653-3672. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=255
Chicago
RAHMAN, MD MOTIBUR. "TRENDS AND PATTERNS OF PARTY PERFORMANCES IN THE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN WEST BENGAL (2006-2016): A STUDY IN ELECTORAL GEOGRAPHY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 8 (August 2018), 3653-3672. Accessed August, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=255.

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Abstract:
The present paper has attempts to study trends and patterns of party performances in the assembly elections in West Bengal from 2006 to 2016. Electoral geography is one of the important fields of research in geography. For an electoral geographer the elections results are so important that they create variations in the patterns that he analyzes with particular socioeconomic and politico cultural characteristics. The main aims of the study is to analyze the trends and patterns of party performance, degree of success to political parties, patterns of party support and electoral imbalances in party performances, gain and losses of seats by political parties. The study is based on secondary source of data. The electoral data have been collected from Election Commission of India, Census of India, chief electoral officer, Kolkata. The study found that the trends of electoral performances and degree of success of CPM party has been decline, whereas TMC has increased trends of electoral performs and degree of success in both 2011 and 2016 assembly elections. It also shows changing patterns of party support from 2006 to 2016 assembly elections.