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Khandaghosh (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Khandaghosh is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 259
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 37. Bishnupur (SC)
Electorate (year) 194,747 (2011)

Khandaghosh (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 order of the Delimitation Commission, No. 259 Khandaghosh (SC) assembly constituency covers Khandaghosh community development block and Adra, Bhuri, Gohogram, Khano, Maszidpur, Sanko and Satinadi gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block.[1]

Khandaghosh assembly constituency is part of No. 37 Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


In the 2011 elections, Nabin Chandra Bag of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Alok Kumar Majhi of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011:Khandaghosh [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Nabin Chandra Bag 94,284 52.11 -16.53
AITMC Alok Kumar Majhi 81,137 44.85 +13.49#
BJP Krishna Das Singha 5,505 3.04
Turnout 180,926 92.9
CPI(M) hold Swing -30.02#
.# 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)


Prasanta Majhi of the CPI (M) won the Khandaghosh (SC) assembly seat in 2006 defeating his nearest rival Biswanath Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Jyotsna Singha of CPI (M) defeated Banshi Badan Roy of Trinamool. In 1996, 1991 and 1986 Shiba Prasad Dalui of CPI (M) defeated Basudev Mandal, Sankar Nath Maji and Pramatha Dhibar, all of Congress, in the respective years. In 1982 and 1977, Purna Chandra Malik of CPI (M) defeated Manoranjan Pramanik of Congress.[5]


Monoranjan Pramanik of Congress won the seat in 1972. In 1971, the seat was won by Purna Chandra Malik of CPI (M). Gobardhan Pakray of Samyukta Socialist Party won it in 1969. Jaharlal Banerjee of Congress won it in 1962. Khandaghosh constituency was not there in 1957 and in 1951 it was a general constituency. It was won by Jb Md Hossain of Congress.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Assembly segments of Laok Sabha constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Khandaghosh". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Khandaghosh. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Khandaghosh. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "272 – Khandaghosh (SC) 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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