List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal

The following individuals have served as the Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal since its establishment in 1947:

Legend (Key)

Party of Chief Ministers (left of serial number):

All India Trinamool Congress Indian National Congress Communist Party of India (Marxist)

No. Name Portrait Took office Left office Political party Days in Office
1 Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh 15 August 1947 14 January 1948 Indian National Congress 153 Days
2 Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy 14 January 1948 1 July 1962 Indian National Congress 5283 Days
President's rule 1 July 1962 8 July 1962
3 Prafulla Chandra Sen 8 July 1962 15 March 1967 Indian National Congress 1680 Days
4 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 15 March 1967 2 November 1967 Bangla Congress Party in 233 Days
5 Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh 2 November 1967 20 February 1968 Non-party in 111 Days
President's rule 20 February 1968 25 February 1969
6 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 25 February 1969 19 March 1970 Bangla Congress Party in 394 Days
President's rule 19 March 1970 2 April 1971
7 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 2 April 1971 28 June 1971 Indian National Congress 88 Days
President's rule 28 June 1971 19 March 1972
8 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 19 March 1972 21 June 1977 Indian National Congress 1921 Days
9 Jyoti Basu 21 June 1977 6 November 2000 Communist Party of India (Marxist) in
8539 Days
10 Buddhadeb Bhattacharya 6 November 2000 13 May 2011 Communist Party of India (Marxist) in
3839 Days
11 Mamata Banerjee 20 May 2011 Incumbent All India Trinamool Congress
President's rule in West Bengal
  • 1 July 1962 — 8 July 1962
  • 20 February 1968 — 25 February 1969
  • 19 March 1970 — 2 April 1971
  • 28 June 1971 — 19 March 1972

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