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Jhargram (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Jhargram is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 222
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 33. Jhargram (ST)
Electorate (year) 184,109 (2011)

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


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 222 Jhargram (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Jhargram municipality, Bandhgora, Manikpara, Radhanagar and Sapdhara gram panchayats of Jhargram community development block and Binpur I community development block.[1]

Jhargram (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Jhargram (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Jhargram [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sukumar Hansda 69,464 44.67 +4.32#
CPI(M) Amar Basu 54,191 34.85 -19.97
Independent Chhatradhar Mahata 20,037 12.88
BJP Bijay Mahato 6,376 4.10
Jharkhand Anushilan Party Bholanath Mahata 5,452 3.51
Turnout 155,520 84.47
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 24.29#
.# 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, Amar Basu of CPI(M) won the Jhargram assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Shivendra Bijoy Malladeb of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mina Sanatani of CPI(M) defeated Makhan Lal Bangal of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Buddhadeb Bhakat of CPI(M) defeated Chaitanya Murmu of Congress in 1996 and Nikhil Maiti of Congress in 1991. Abani Bhusan Satpathi of CPI(M) defeated Bhabesh Mahata of Congress in 1987 and Birendra Bijoy Malladeb of Congress in 1982. Ram Chandra Satpathy of CPI(M) defeated Birendra Bijoy Malladeb of Congress in 1977.[5]


Birendra Bijoy Malladeb of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Panchkari De of Bangla Congress won in 1969. P.C.Ghosh, Independent, won in 1967. Mahendra Nath Mahata of Congress won in 1962 and 1957.[6]


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