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Chowrangee (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Chowrangee is located in Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Kolkata
Constituency No 162
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 24. Kolkata Uttar
Electoral system First past the post

Chowrangee (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: চৌরঙ্গী বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 162 Chowranghee (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 44 to 53 and 62 of Kolkata municipal corporation.[1]

Chowranghee (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 24 Kolkata Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]Prior to the Indian general election, 2009 it was part of Calcutta South (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results

2014 Bye-election

A bye-election was held on 13 September 2014 following the resignation of the sitting MLA, Shikha Choudhury (Mitra).[3] [3]
West Bengal state assembly bye election, 2014: Chowranghee constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Nayana Bandopadhyay 38,328 40.14 -31.8
BJP Ritesh Tiwari 23,984 25.12 +20.8
INC Santosh Kumar Pathak 23,317 24.42 N/A
CPI(M) Fayaz Ahmed Khan 8,890 9.31 N/A
Independent Sumanta Bhowmick 268 0.28 N/A
Independent Anirban Mukherjee 233 0.24 N/A
Independent Asish Agarwal 161 0.17 N/A
Independent Mahesh Kumar Sharma 159 0.17 N/A
Independent Ashim Mondal 139 0.15 N/A
Majority 14,344 15.02
Turnout 96,650 47.69 -6.7
AITMC hold Swing -26.3


In the 2011 state assembly elections, Sikha Mitra of Trinamool Congress defeated her nearest rival Bimal Singh of RJD.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Chowranghee [4][5] [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sikha Mitra 79,450 71.90 8.44
RJD Bimal Singh 21,711 19.65 -14.88
BJP Shahnawaz Ahmed 4,799 4.34
AIMF Abdul Wahab 1,640 1.48
Independent Bimal Saha 792 0.72
Independent Syed Md Seraj Nabi 740 0.67
Independent Lakshmi Ojha 537 0.49
Jago Party Susheel Kumar Pandey 459 0.42
Independent Kakoli Ojha 378 0.34
Majority 57,739 52.25
Turnout 110,506 54.42
AITMC hold Swing +11.7
 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


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Subrata Bakshi of Trinamool Congress won the Chowranghee assembly seat defeating Narayan Jain of CPI(M). Subrata Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress/Congress won the seat in 2001 and 1996, defeating Sahid Hossain of JD(S) and Paul Mantosh of JD respectively. In 1991, Siddhartha Shankar Ray of Congress defeated Ashok Mitra of CPI(M). In 1987, Debi Prasad Chattopdahyay of Congress defeated Badsa Alam of CPI(M). Sisir Bose of Congress defeated Zahurul Hoque of CPI(M) in 1982. Sandip Das of JD defeated Amal Datta of CPI(M) in 1977.[7]

1957-1972 Chowranghee

Sankar Ghose of Congress won the seat in 1972 and 1971. Siddhartha Shankar Ray of Congress won the seat in 1969 and 1967. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of Congress won the seat in 1962. Bijoy Singh Nahar won the seat in 1957. In independent India’s first general election in 1951, there was no assembly constituency named Chowringhee.[8]

1951-1957 Fort

In 1957 and 1951 there was an assembly constituency named Fort. Maitreyee Bose of Congress won in 1957. Narendranath Sen of Congress won in 1951.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ a b "162 Chowrangee Assembly Constituency". By election 2014. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chowranghee". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chowranghee. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chowranghee. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  7. ^ "146 - Chowringhee Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
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