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Galsi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Galsi
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Galsi is located in West Bengal
Galsi
Galsi
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 274
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 39. Bardhaman-Durgapur
Electorate (year) 204,466 (2011)

Galsi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 274 Galsi (SC) assembly constituency covers Galsi I community development block, Galsi and Kurkuba gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block and Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati and Bidbehar gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block. Adra, Bhunri, Gohogram, Khano, Maszidpur, Sanko and Satinadi gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block are part of Khandaghosh (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[1]

Galsi assembly segment was earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission it is part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2011

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Galsi [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Sunil Kumar Mondal 92,126 50.59 -17.09
AITMC Joydeb Saha 81,272 44.63 #
BJP Tapan Bagdi 8,714 4.78
Turnout 182,112 89.02
Forward Bloc hold Swing #
.# Trinamool Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.
 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)

1977-2006

In 2006 and 2001 assembly elections, Mehbub Mondal of Forward Bloc won the Galsi assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Anil Kumar Saha of BJP and Ajijul Haque Mondal of Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 1996 and 1991, Idrish Mondal of Forward Block defeated Syed Imdad Ali and Champak (both of Congress) respectively. In 1987, 1982 and 1977, Deb Ranjan Sen of Forward Block defeated Ajit Bandopadhyay, Himanshu Baran Roy and Nirmalendu Koner (all of Congress) respectively.[5]

1952-1972

Aswini Roy of CPI(M) won the seat in 1972. Anil Roy of CPI(M) won it in 1971. Phakir Chandra Roy (Independent) won it in 1969 and 1967. Kanai Lal Das of Congress won it in 1962. In 1957 and 1952, Galsi was a constituency with two seats. In 1957, Phakir Chandra Roy (Independent) and Pramathanath Dhibar of Forward Bloc won the seats. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Mahitosh Saha and Jadabendra Nath Panja, both of Congress, won the seats.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Galsi". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Galsi. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Galsi. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "269 – Galsi Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
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