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Gopiballavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Gopiballavpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 221
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 33. Jhargram (ST)
Electorate (year) 177,681 (2011)

Gopiballavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


  • Overview 1
  • Election results 2
    • 2011 2.1
    • 1977-2006 2.2
    • 1951-1972 2.3
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 221 Gopiballavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Beliabera, Kharbandhi, Pet Bindhi and Tapshia gram panchayats of Gopiballavpur II community development block, Aguiboni, Chandri, Chubka, Dudhkundi, Lodhasuli, Nedabahara, Patashimul, Shalboni and Sardiha gram panchayats of Jhargram community development block and Sankrail community development block.[1]

Gopiballavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 33 Jhargram (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Gopiballavpur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Chudamani Mahato 90,070 56.70 +24.47#
CPI(M) Rabi Lal Maitra 58,050 36.55 -26.80
BJP Sanjit Mahata 5,935
Independent Upangshu Mahato 4,789
Turnout 158,844 89.4
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 51.27#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Paschim Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 2 Increase0
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 Decrease7
Communist Party of India 1 Decrease1
DSP(PC) 1 Decrease0

Note: Constituency abolished – 1 (See for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Rabi Lal Maitra of CPI(M) won the Gopiballavpur assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Swapan Patra of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Bhabani Shankar Hatial of CPI(M) defeated Samay Mandi of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Rana Shakti of CPI(M) defeated Rekha Rani Mahata of Congress in 1996. Atul Chandra Das of CPI(M) defeated Prasun Sarangi of Congress in 1991. Sunil De of CPI(M) defeated Bijoy Kumar Sahu of Congress in 1987 and Santosh Rana, Independent, in 1982. Santosh Rana, Independent, defeated Abani Bhusan Satpathi of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Harish Chandra Mahapatra of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Dhananjoy Kar of SSP won in 1969 and 1967. Surendra Nath Mahta of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 and 1951 Gopiballavpur had dual seats. Surndranath Mahta and Jagatpati Hansda, both of Congress, won in 1957. Dhanajoy Kar and Jagatpati Hansda, both of KMPP, won in independent India’s first election in 1951.[6]


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