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Keshpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Keshpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Keshpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 235
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 32. Ghatal
Electorate (year) 194,412 (2011)

Keshpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


  • 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. 235 Keshpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Keshpur community development block.[1]

Keshpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 32 Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


In the 2011 election, Rameswar Dolui of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Rajani Kanta Dolui of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Keshpur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Rameswar Doloi 103,901 57.58 -12.87
INC Rajani Kanta Doloi 70,059 38.82 +9.27#
BJP Dipak Patra 6,496 3.60
Turnout 180,456 92.82
CPI(M) hold Swing -21.24
.# 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, Rameswar Doloi of CPI(M) won the Keshpur (SC) assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Asish Pramanik of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nanda Rani Dal of CPI(M) defeated Rajani Kanta Doloi of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Sannyasi Dolai of Congress in 1996, and Balai Chandra Parija of Jharkhand Party in 1991. Himansu Kumar of CPI(M) defeated Rajani Kanta Doloi of Congress in 1987 and 1982. Rajani Kanta Doloi of Congress defeated Ajoy Kumar Dolui of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Rajani Kanta Doloi of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Gangapada Kuar of Bangla Congress won in 1969. Rajani Kanta Doloi of Congress won in 1967. Bankim Roy of Congress won in 1962. The Keshpur seat did not exist in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Nagendra Doloi of CPI won the Keshpur seat.[6]


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