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Balurghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Balurghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Balurghat is located in West Bengal
Balurghat
Balurghat
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Dakshin Dinajpur
Constituency No 39
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 6. Balurghat
Electorate (year) 139,511 (2011)

Balurghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Dakshin Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 39 Balurghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Balurghat municipality, Amritakhand, Vatpara and Chingishpur gram panchayats of Balurghat community development block and Hilli community development block.[1]

Balurghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 6 Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Balurghat Saroj Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress[2]
1951 Lakhsman Chandra Handa Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Mardi Hakai Indian National Congress[3]
1957 Dhirendra Chandra Banerjee Independent[3]
1962 Sushil Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Mukul Basu Independent[5]
1969 Mukul Basu Revolutionary Socialist Party[6]
1971 Bireshwar Roy Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Bireshwar Roy Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[9]
1982 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[10]
1987 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[11]
1991 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[12]
1996 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[13]
2001 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[14]
2006 Biswanath Chowdhury Revolutionary Socialist Party[15]
2011 Sankar Chakraborty All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Shankar Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Bishwanath Chowdhury of RSP.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Balurghat constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sankar Chakraborty 67,495 54.27 #
RSP Biswanath Chowdhury 49,204 39.56 -7.21
BJP Ranjan Kumar Mondal 4,378 3.52
Independent Keshab Roy 1,862
BSP Nripen Hansda 1,427
Turnout 124,366 89.14
AITMC gain from RSP Swing #
.# Trinamool Congress did not contest the seat in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Dakshin Dinajpur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Decrease2
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease2

Note: New constituency – 1 (See for details)


1977–2006

Biswanath Chowdhury of RSP has made it seven in a row winning the Balurghat assembly seat in all years from 1977 to 2006.[15] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. He defeated Deboshree Choudhury of BJP in 2006, Sankar Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress in 2001,[14] Biplab Khan of Congress in 1996[13] and 1991,[12] Madhab Chandra Roy of Congress in 1987,[11] Asish Roy of ICS in 1982[10] and Jyotiswar Sarkar of Congress in 1977.[9][18]

1951–1972

Bireswar Roy of Congress won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Mukul Basu of RSP/Independent won in 1969[6] and 1967.[5] Sushil Ranjan Chattopadhya of Congress won in 1962.[4] In 1957 and 1951, Balurghat was joint seat. In 1957[3] Mardi Hakai of Congress and Dhirendra Nath Banerjee, Independent, won. In independent India’s first election, Saroj Ranjan Chattopadhyay and Lakshman Chandra Handa, both of Congress, won.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Balurghat. Empowering India. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "38 - Balurghat Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
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