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Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Khanakul is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 202
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 29. Arambagh (SC)
Electorate (year) 219,368 (2011)

Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an open seat now, but was earlier reserved for scheduled castes.


  • Overview 1
  • Members of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2011 3.1
    • 1977-2006 3.2
    • 1957-1972 3.3
  • References 4


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 202 Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Khanakul II community development block, and Ghoshpur, Khanakul I, Khanakul II, Kishorpur I, Kishorpur II, Pole I,Pole II, Thakuranichak I, and Thakuranichak II gram panchayats of Khanakul I community development block.[1]

Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1957 Khanakul Panchanan Digpati Indian National Congress[2]
Prafulla Chandra Sen Indian National Congress[2]
1962 Krishna Pada Pandit Indian National Congress[3]
1967 Madan Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[4]
1969 Madan Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1971 Madan Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1972 Basudeb Hajra Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Panchanan Digpati Janata Party[8]
1982 Sachindra Nath Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1987 Sachindra Nath Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist) [10]
1991 Sachindra Nath Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1996 Banshi Badan Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
2001 Banshi Badan Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2006 Banshi Badan Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2011 Iqbal Ahmed All India Trinamool Congress[15]

Election results


In the 2011 elections, Iqbal Ahmed of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Subhra Parui of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Khanakul constituency [15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Iqbal Ahmed 102,450 55.56 +12.57#
CPI(M) Subhra Parui 74,571 40.44 -16.58
BJP Arobindo Maity 7,360 3.99
Turnout 184,381 84.05
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 29.15#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Hooghly district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase14
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease12
Forward bloc 1 Decrease2
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 1, constituencies abolished – 2


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Banshi Badan Maitra of CPI(M) won the Khanakul assembly seat (SC) defeating Kalyan Maji of Trinamool Congress in 2006,[14] Tarapada Dolui of Trinamool Congress in 2001,[13] and Basudeb Hajra of Congress in 1996.[12] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sachindra Nath Hazra of CPI(M) defeated Banshari Mohan Sardar of Congress in 1991,[11] Basudeb Hajra of Congress in 1987[10] and 1982.[9]Panchanan Digpati of Janata Party defeated Sachindra Nath Hazra of CPI(M) in 1977.[8][17]


Basudeb Hajra of Congress won in 1972.[7] Madan Saha of CPI(M) won in 1971,[6] 1969[5] and 1967.[4] Krishna Pada Pandit of Congress won in 1962.[3] Panchanan Digpati and Prafulla Chandra Sen, both of Congress, won the dual seat at Khanakul in 1957.[2]


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