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Egra (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Egra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
Constituency No. 218
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Medinipur
Electorate (year) 219,092 (2011)

Egra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: এগরা বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


  • Overview 1
  • Results 2
    • 2011 2.1
    • 1977-2009 2.2
    • 1957-1972 2.3
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 218 Egra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Egra municipality, Egra I community development blocks, and Basudevpur, Deshbandhu, Dubda, Manjusree, Paniparul, Sarbaday and Bibekananda gram panchayats of Egra II community development block.[1]

Egra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]It was earlier part of Contai (Lok Sabha constituency).



West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Egra [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Samares Das 99,178 51.57 +1.46#
DSP(PC) Hrisikesh Paria 83,225 43.27 -3.61
BJP Minati Sur 6,358 3.31
Independent Durga Pada Mishra 3,565
Turnout 192,326 87.78
AITMC hold Swing 5.07#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. 2009 by election not taken into consideration because of lack of sufficient data.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purba Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase12
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease6
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease3
WBSP/SP 0 Decrease3


In the 2009 byelection, necessiated by the election of the sitting MLA Sisir Adhikari to Parliament from Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency), Samaresh Das of Trinamool Congress defeated Prabodh Chandra Sinha.[5][6]

In the 2006 state assembly elections, Sisir Adhikari of Trinamool Congress won the 213 Egra assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Prabodh Chandra Sinha of DSP(PC). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Prabodh Chandra Sinha, contesting as Independent or on CPI(M) symbol, won the Egra seat between 1982 and 2001, defeating Tapan Kanti Kar of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Sohan Jyoti Maiti of Congress in 1996, Tapan Kanti Kar of Congress in 1991, Kshitindra Mohan Sahoo of Congress in 1987 and Khan Samsul Alam of Congress in 1982. Prabodh Chandra Sinha representing Janata Party defeated Anandi Nandan Das of CPI(M) in 1977. [7]


Khan Samsul Alam of Congress won in 1972. Prabodh Chandra Sinha of PSP won in 1971. Bibhuti Pahari of PSP won in 1969 and 1967. Hrishikesh Chakraborty of Congress won in 1962. Bhuban Chandra Kar Mahapatra won in 1957.[8]


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