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Kharagpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kharagpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 228
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 166,811 (2011)

Kharagpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Kharagpur Rural/ Kharagpur Local) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 228 Kharagpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Kharagpur I community development block, and Banpura, Panchkhuri I, Panchkhuri II, Pathra and Shiromoni gram panchayats of Midnapore Sadar community development block.[1]

Kharagpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kharagpur[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Nazmul Haque 70,178 46.78 -7.18
AITMC Bilkis Khanam 67,674 45.11 +3.38#
Independent Shuba Raj 4,092 2.73
BJP Prabir Kumar Sahu 3,648 2.43
People’s Democratic Conference of India Sk. Samsul Haque 1,394
Turnout 150,027 166,811
CPI(M) hold Swing -9.56#
.# 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)


Sk. Nazmul Haque of CPI(M) won the Kharagpur Rural assembly seat five times in a row from 1987 to 2006. He defeated Ajit Maity of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, Ranjit Basu of Congress in 1996, Nirmal Ghosh of Congress in 1991 and Ranjit Basu of Congress in 1987. Sk. Siraj Ali of CPI(M) defeated Deben Das, Independent, in 1982 Deben Das of CPI in 1977. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned.[5]


Between 1957 and 1972 the seat was known as Kharagpur Local. Ajit Kumar Basu of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Deben Das of CPI won in 1969 and 1967. Mrityunjoy Jana of Congress won in 1962. Kharagpur Local was a dual seat in 1957. It was won by Krishna Prasad Mondal and Mrityunjoy Jana, both of Congress. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Kharagpur had a single seat, which was won by Muhammad Momtaz Moulana of Congress.[6]


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