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Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Gaighata
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Gaighata is located in West Bengal
Gaighata
Gaighata
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Constituency No. 97
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 14. Bangaon (SC)
Electorate (year) 185,660 (2011)

Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes. The Gaighata seat was an open seat up to 2011.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 97 Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Gobardanga municipality, Dharmapur I, Dharmapur II, Ichapur I, Ichapur II, Jaleswar I, Shimulpur and Sutia gram panchayats of Gaighata community development block, and Bergum I, Bergum II and Machhalandpur I gram panchayats of Habra I community development block.[1]

Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is part of No. 14 Bangaon (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]It was earlier part of Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1967 Gaighata C.Mitra Bangla Congress[3]
1969 Parul Saha Bangla Congress [4]
1971 Chandi Pada Mitra Indian National Congress[5]
1972 Chandi Pada Mitra Indian National Congress[6]
1977 Kanti Biswas Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1982 Kanti Biswas Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1987 Kanti Biswas Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1991 Prabir Banejee Indian National Congress[10]
1996 Manmatha Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
2001 Jyotipriya Mallick All India Trinamool Congress[12]
2006 Jyotipriya Mallick All India Trinamool Congress[13]
2011 Majulkrishna Thakur All India Trinamool Congress[14]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Majulkrishna Thakur of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Monoj Kanti Biswas of CPI.
West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Gaighata (SC) constituency[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Majulkrishna Thakur 91,487 55.58 +5.15#
Monoj Kanti Biswas 66,040 40.12 -5.67
BJP Sukharanjan Bepari 3,440 2.09
BSP Mahendra Gain 1,436
Independent Suman Laha 1,249
independent Tikendrajit Bharati 946
Turnout 164,598 88.66
AITMC hold Swing 10.82#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 28 Increase23
Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease16
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 1 Increase1

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See for details)


1977-2006

In the 2006[13]and 2001 state assembly elections[12]Jyotipriya Mallick of Trinamool Congress won the Gaighata assembly seat defeating Manmatha Roy of CPI(M) on both occasions. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 1996,[11]Manmatha Roy of CPI(M) defeated Prabir Banerjee of Congress. In 1991,[10]Prabir Banejee of Congress defeated Kanti Biswas of CPI(M). Kanti Biswas of CPI(M) defeated Radha Prasad Biswas of Congress in 1987,[9]Mira Mitra of Congress in 1982,[8]and Radha Prasad Biswas of Congress in 1977.[7][16]

1967-1972

Chandi Pada Mitra of Congress won in 1972[6]and 1971.[5]Parul Saha of Bangla Congress won in 1969.[4] C.Mitra of Bangla Congress won in 1967.[3]Prior to that the Gaighata seat was not there.

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  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 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, Inda, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Gaighata. Empowering India. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "86 - Gaighata Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
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