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Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Bhabanipur is located in Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Kolkata
Constituency No 159
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 23. Kolkata Dakshin
Electoral system First past the post

Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (archaic spelling Bhowanipore) (Bengali: ভবানীপুর বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.


  • Overview 1
  • Election results 2
    • 2011 bye election 2.1
    • 2011 State assembly elections 2.2
    • 1951-1962 Bhowanipore 2.3
    • 1951-1972 Kalighat 2.4
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 159 Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 63, 70 to 74, 77 and 82 of Kolkata municipal corporation.[1]

Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2011 bye election

The bypoll to the Bhowanipore seat was necessitated after sitting MLA of Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi resigned to make way for the Chief Minister to contest. She had not contested the state assembly elections earlier. She had to become a member of the state assembly within six months of her assuming office as Chief Minister.[2]
West Bengal state assembly bye election, 2011: Bhabanipur [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Mamata Banerjee 73,635 77.74 +12.98
CPI(M) Nandini Mukherjee 19,422 20.5 -7.47
Independent Sujoy Krishna Bhadra 809 0.85
Indian Justice Party Ganesh Chandra Singh 422 0.44
Independent Jayanta Dutta 422 0.44
Turnout 94710 44.88
AITMC hold Swing

Percentage swing with respect to General Election 2011.

2011 State assembly elections

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bhabanipur [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Subrata Bakshi 87,903 64.76
CPI(M) Narayan Jain 37,967 27.97
BJP Ram Chandra Jaiswal 5,078 3.74
BSP Dulal Mistri 1,050
AIMF Md. Arman (kabir) 860
Independent Nishat Khan 775
Independent Narayan Das 759
Independent Badri Mondal 571
Independent Abhijit Bhattacharyya 412
Independent Debasis Ghosh 341
Turnout 135716
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Kolkata summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 11 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease6
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 10

1951-1962 Bhowanipore

There was an assembly seat at Bhowanipore from 1951 to 1962. Siddhartha Shankar Ray contesting as an Independent won in 1962. He won the seat on a Congress ticket in 1957. Mira Dutta Gupta of Congress won the seat in 1951.[7]

1951-1972 Kalighat

There was an assembly seat at Kalighat from 1951 to 1972. Rathin Talukdar of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Sadhan Gupta of CPI(M) won in 1969. Beva Mitra of Congress won in 1967 and 1962. Manikuntala Sen of CPI won in 1957 and 1951.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Mamata Banerjee wins assembly bypoll". PTI, 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Bye election 2011, 159 Bhabanipur Byeelection". Detailed Polling Booth Wise result. Election Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Bhabanipur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bhabanipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bhabanipur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
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