Deputy Chief Minister of West Bengal
Incumbent
Vacant
since 5 November 2000
AppointerGovernor of West Bengal
Inaugural holderJyoti Basu
FormationMarch 1, 1967; 57 years ago (1967-03-01)

Deputy Chief Minister of West Bengal is the deputy head of Government of West Bengal.[1][2] The seat is now vacant since 5 November 2000 after former deputy chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. In today's current government, there is no deputy chief minister in West Bengal.

List

No. Deputy Chief Ministers
(Constituency)
Portrait Party Term in Office Chief Minister
Term Start Term End Duration Name Party
1 Jyoti Basu
(Baranagar)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 March 1967 21 November 1967 265 days Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee Bangla Congress
25 February 1969 16 March 1970 1 year, 19 days
2 Bijoy Singh Nahar
(Bowbazar)
Indian National Congress 2 April 1971 28 June 1971 87 days Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee Bangla Congress
3 Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
(Jadavpur)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 12 January 1999 5 November 2000 1 year, 298 days Jyoti Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)

References

  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies to the specific case of West Bengal as well.
  2. ^ "States of India since 1947". Retrieved 6 November 2017.