Chief Ministers of West Bengal

WB LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

# Name Took Office Left Office Political Party
1 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh

1891–1983

15 August 1947 14 January 1948 Indian National Congress
2 Bidhan Chandra Roy

1882 –1962

14 January 1948 1 July 1962 Indian National Congress
President’s rule 1 July 1962 8 July 1962
3 Prafulla Chandra Sen 8 July 1962 15 March 1967 Indian National Congress
4 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 15 March 1967 2 November 1967 Bangla Congress in United Front
5 Prafulla Chandra Ghosh 2 November 1967 20 February 1968 Nonparty in Progressive Democratic Alliance Front
President’s rule 20 February 1968 25 February 1969
6 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 25 February 1969 19 March 1970 Bangla Congress in United Front
President’s rule 19 March 1970 2 April 1971
7 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 2 April 1971 28 June 1971 Indian National Congress in coalition
President’s rule 28 June 1971 19 March 1972
8 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 19 March 1972 21 June 1977 Indian National Congress
9 Jyoti Basu 21 June 1977 6 November 2000 Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Left Front
10 Buddhadeb Bhattacharya 6 November 2000 13 May 2011 Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Left Front
11 Mamata Banerjee 20 May 2011 Incumbent All India Trinamool Congress

Prime Minister of Bengal (1937–1947) under Government of India Act 1935

No Name Term(s) Party
1 Sher-e-Bangla
A. K. Fazlul Huq
1 April 1937 – 1 December 1941
12 December 1941 – 29 March 1943
Krishak Praja Party
2 Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin 29 April 1943 – 31 March 1945 All India Muslim League
3 H. S. Suhrawardy 23 April 1946 – 14 August 1947 All India Muslim League