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Joypur, Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Joypur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 241
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 35. Purulia
Electorate (year) 189,787 (2011)

Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (also spelt Jaipur) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 241 Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Joypur and Jhalda II community development blocks; Arsha, Beldih and Manikary gram panchayata of Arsha community development block.[1]

Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Joypur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sakti Pada Mahato 51,449 34.39 -10.23#
Independent Padmalochan Kumar 2,242
Turnout 149,606 78.83

Shakti Pada Mahato, contesting as an independent candidate, was a rebel Congress candidate.[5]

.# The changes for Shakti Pada Mahato (Independent/ rebel Congress) and Trinamool Congress are shown against the vote percentages of Congress and Trinamool Congress in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Bloc won the Jaipur assembly seat, defeating his nearest rival Shantiram Mahato of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Shantiram Mahato of Congress defeated Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Bloc in 2001 and 1996. Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Block defeated Shanti Ram Mahato of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Shantiram Mahato of Congress defeated Hari Pada Mahato of Forward Bloc in 1982. Ram Krishna Mahato of Congress defeated Chakradhar Mahato of Janata Party in 1977.[6]


Ramkrishna Mahato of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1967. Adwaita Mondal of Lok Sewak Sangh won in 1962.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Joypur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Joypur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Joypur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Cong rebels dare leaders". The Statesman 29 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ "238 - Jaipur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
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