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Kalna (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kalna is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 264
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 38. Bardhaman Purba (SC)
Electorate (year) 187,158 (2011)

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


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 264 Kalna (SC) assembly constituency covers Kalna municipality, Kalna II community development block and Bagnapara, Hatkalna and Krishnadevpur gram panchayats of Kalna I community development block. Nandai, Kankuria, Begpur, Atghoria Simlan, Dhatrigram and Sultanpur gram panchayats of Kalna I community development block are part of Purbasthali Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[1]

Kalna (SC) assembly segment was part of Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency) prior to 2009. As per orders of Delimitation Commission it is part of No. 38 Bardhaman Purba (Lok Sabha constituency) from 2009.[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kalna [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Biswajit Kundu 85,096 49.98 +11.01#
CPI(M) Sukul Chandra Sikdar 72,459 42.56 -17.18
BJP Dilip Mondal 6,021 3.54
Independent Tapan Das 2,053
CPI(ML) Liberation Pijush Kumar Sahana 1,647
PDS Shibu Halder 1,557
BSP Radhesyam Mondal 1,437
Turnout 170,270 90.98
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +28.24#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together 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)


Anjali Mondal of CPI(M) won the Kalna assembly seat in 2006, defeating her nearest rival Asis Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Anju Kar of CPI(M) won the seat 2001, 1996, 1991, 1987 and 1982 defeating her nearest rivals, Sridhar Banerjee of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Lakshman Kumar Roy of Congress in 1996, Dhirendranath Chaterjee of Congress in 1991 and 1987, and Sudhir Ghosh of Congress in 1982. Guruprasad Sinha Roy of CPI(M) won the seat in 1977 defeating Debendra Bejoy Ghosh of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Nurul Islam Molla of Congress won the Kalna assembly seat in 1972. Hare Krishna Konar of CPI(M) won the seat in 1971, 1969, 1967 and 1962 (representing CPI). In 1957 and 1951, it was a double member seat. In 1957, it was won by Hare Krishna Konar and Jamadar Majhi, both representing CPI. In independent India's first election in 1951, it was won by Baidyanath Santal and Rasbehari, both Congress.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Kalna". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kalna. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kalna. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  5. ^ "276 – Kalna 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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