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Kharagpur Sadar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Kharagpur Sadar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kharagpur Sadar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kharagpur Sadar is located in West Bengal
Kharagpur Sadar
Kharagpur Sadar
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 224
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 194,006 (2011)

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


  • 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. 224 Kharagpur Sadar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Kharagpur municipality and Kharagpur Railway Settlement of Kharagpur I community development block.[1]

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

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kharagpur Sadar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Gyan Singh Sohanpal 75,425 55.06 +16.38
CPI(M) Anil Kumar Das 43,056 31.43 #
BJP Prem Chandra Jha 9,303 6.79
Independent Satya Deo Sharma 5,191
Turnout 136,998 70.62
INC hold Swing #
.# CPI(M) did not contest this seat 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)


Gyan Singh Sohanpal of Congress won the Kharagpur Town assembly seat for six years in a row from 1982 to 2006 (for earlier victories see below), defeating Prem Chandra Jha of RJD in 2006, Lalji Pandey of CPI(M) in 2001, Kalidas Nayek of CPI(M) in 1996 and 1991, and Jatindra Mitra of CPI(M) in 1987 and 1982. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sudhir Das Sharma of Janata Party defeated Jatindra Mitra of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Gyan Singh Sohanpal of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. Narayana Chobe of CPI won in 1967, 1962 and 1957. 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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