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Bankura (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Bankura is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Constituency No. 252
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 36. Bankura
Electorate (year) 172,154 (2011)

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


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 252 Bankura (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Bankura municipality; Bankura I community development block; and Janbedia, Mankanali and Purandarpur gram panchayats of Bankura II community development block.[1]

Bankura (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 36 Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

By-election 2012

In 2012 , a by-election was necessitated by the death of sitting Trinamool Congress MLA Kashinath Misra . Minati Misra of Trinamool Congress defeated her nearest rival Nilanjan Dasgupta of CPI(M) by 15,138 votes.[2]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bankura [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Kashinath Mishra 93,835 53.93 +9.62#
CPI(M) Pratip Mukherjee 63,745 37.03 -8.65
BJP Anil Ghosh 5,732 3.33
Independent Swapan Kumar Mondal 3,112
BSP Anil Pal 1,877
Independent Bijoy Chandra Mondal 1,789
JVM(P) Jabbar Sekh 1,783
Independent Bhakta Ranjan Nayak 1,281
Turnout 172,154 80.36
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 17.87#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bankura district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Partha De of CPI(M) won the Bankura assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Kashinath Mishra of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kashinath Mishra of Trinamool Congress defeated Partha De of CPI(M) in 2001. Partha De of CPI(M) defeated Asis Chakraborty of Congress in 1996, and Kashinath Mishra of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Kashinath Mishra of Congress defeated Partha De of CPI(M) in 1982. Partha De of CPI(M) defeated Anandi Kundu of Janata Party in 1977.[6]


Kashinath Mishra of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Bireshwar Ghosh of CPI won in 1969. S.Mitra of Congress won in 1967. Aboni Bhattacharya of CPI won in 1962. Bankura had a dual seat in 1957. It was won by Sishuram Mandal and Anath Bandhu Roy, both of Congress. Rakhahari Chatterjee of Hindu Mahasabha won in independent India’s first election in 1952.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Trinamul wins bypolls but edge thins". The Telegraph, 16 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Bankura". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bankura. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bankura. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "251 - Bankura Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
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