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Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Durgapur Purba
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Durgapur Purba is located in West Bengal
Durgapur Purba
Durgapur Purba
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 276
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 39. Bardhaman-Durgapur
Electorate (year) 201,250 (2001)

Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It broadly covers the area earlier covered by Durgapur II assembly constituency.

Overview

In 1952 Ausgram constituency had two members. In 1957, there was the Ondal constituency with two members. In 1962 and 1967, there was a single Durgapur seat. Additionally, there was a Faridpur seat from 1967 to 1972.

From 1972, Durgapur had two assembly seats. As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, Durgapur I and II have been renamed Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) respectively. No. 276 Durgapur Purba assembly constituency covers ward nos. 1 – 10, 23 – 28 of Durgapur municipal corporation and Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa community development block. No. 277 Durgapur Paschim assembly constituency covers ward nos. 11 – 22 and 29 – 43 of Durgapur municipal corporation.[1]

Durgapur I & II assembly segments were earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission Durgapur Purba and Durgapur Paschim are part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

Durgapur Purba constituency 2011

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Durgapur Purba [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dr. Nikhil Kr. Banerjee 87,050 50.32 +7.18#
CPI(M) Alpana Chowdhury 78,484 45.37 -4.46#
BJP Lakshman Ghorui 7449 4.31
Turnout 172,983 85.95
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +11.64#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2006 taken together, as well as the CPI(M) vote for Durgapur II constituency.
 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)

Durgapur II constituency 1977-2006

In 2006 assembly elections, Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty of CPI (M) won the Durgapur II seat defeating his nearest rival Apurba Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Apurba Mukherjee won the seat in 2001 defeating Debabrata Banerjee of CPI (M). In 1996, Debabrata Banerjee had won the seat defeating Malay Kanti Dutta of Congress. In 1991, Tarun Chatterjee of CPI (M) had won the seat defeating Asit Chattaraj of Congress. Tarun Chatterjee won it in 1987 defeating Narayan Hazara Chowdhury of Congress. In 1982, Tarun Chaterjee defeated Baren Roy of Congress. Tarun Chatterjee defeated Ajit Banerjee of Congress in 1977.[5]

Durgapur constituency 1967-1972

Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of Congress won the Durgapur seat in 1972. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of INC won the seat in 1962.[6]

Faridpur constituency 1967-1972

Ajit Kumar Bandopadhyay of Congress won the Faridpur seat in 1972. Sanat Kumar Banerjee of CPI(M) won in 1971. Manoranjan Bakshi of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967.[6]

Ondal constituency 1957

Dhawajadhari Mondal and Ananda Gopal Mukherjee, both of Congress, jointly won the Ondal seat in 1957.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Durgapur Purba". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Durgapur Purba. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Durgapur Purba. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "265 - Durgapur II Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ a b c "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
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