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Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Asansol Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Asansol Uttar is located in West Bengal
Asansol Uttar
Asansol Uttar
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 281
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 40. Asansol
Electorate (year) 198,342(2011)

Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It covers most of the area earlier under Asansol constituency. There is another constituency named Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).


  • Overview 1
  • Election results 2
    • Asansol Uttar constituency 2011 2.1
    • Asansol constituency 1977-2006 2.2
    • Asansol constituency 1951-1972 2.3
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, there are two constituencies, namely Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency). No. 281 Asansol Uttar covers ward nos. 1 to 8, 10 to 17, 19, 21 to 33 of Asansol municipal corporation. No. 280 Asansol Dakshin covers ward nos. 9, 18, 20, 34 to 50 of Asansol municipal corporation and Amrasota, Egra, Ballavpur, Jemari and Tirat gram panchayats of Raniganj community development block.[1]

Asansol Uttar and Asansol Dakshin assembly segments are part of No. 40 Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

Asansol Uttar constituency 2011

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Asansol Uttar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Moloy Ghatak 96,011 62.14 +11.26#
CPI(M) Ranu Roychowdhury 48,218 31.21 -17.91
BJP Madan Mohan Choubey 6,750 4.37
JD(U) Bijay Prasad Singh 3,536
Turnout 154,515 77.9
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +29.17#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2006 taken together.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bardhaman district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 8 Decrease13
Forward bloc 1 Decrease0
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See for details)

Asansol constituency 1977-2006

In 2006 state assembly elections. Prativa Ranjan Mukherjee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) won the Asansol seat defeating his nearest rival Kalyan Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Kalyan Banerjee had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhuri of CPI (M). In 1996, Tapas Banerjee of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1991, Goutam Roy Choudhury had won the seat defeating Bajrangi Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1987, Prabuddha Laha of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1982, Bejoy Pal of CPI (M) defeated his nearest rival Sukumar Banerjee of Congress. In 1977, Haradhan Roy of CPI (M) defeated Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress.[5]

Asansol constituency 1951-1972

In 1972, Niranjan Dihidar of Communist Party of India won the seat. In 1969 and 1971, Dr. Lokesh Ghosh of CPI (M) won the seat. In 1967, Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress won the seat. In 1962, Bijoy Pal of CPI won. In 1957, it was won by Shibdas Ghatak of Congress. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Atindra Kumar Bose of Forward Bloc (Ruikar) won the seat defeating Yogendranath Roy of Congress.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Asansol Uttar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Asansol Uttar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Asansol Uttar. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "260 - Asansol Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ Bandopadhyay, Santimoy, Asansol Parikrama (History of Asansol), (Bengali), pp157-158, Trinity Trust, Election results 1957-1972.
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