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Para (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Para (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Para is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 245
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 35. Purulia
Electorate (year) 184,034 (2011)

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


  • Overview 1
  • Election results 2
    • 2011 2.1
    • 1977-2009 2.2
    • 1951-1972 2.3
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 245 Para (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Para and Raghunathpur II community development blocks.[1]

Para (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Para [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Umapada Bauri 62,208 42.6 +9.08#
CPI(M) Dipak Bauri 61,622 42.2 -10.45
SUCI Shibani Bouri 6,503 4.45
JMM Charan Bauri 6,302 4.32
BJP Swapan Bouri 4,681
Turnout 146,031 79.35
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing 19.53#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. Intervening by-election ignored for comparisons.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See for details)


Subsequent to the resignation of the sitting MLA, Bilasibala Sahis, after her election to the Zilla Parishad (district council),[6]Minu Bauri of CPI(M) won the Para seat in the 2009 by-elections defeating Charan Bauri of JMM.[7][8]

In 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Bilasibala Sahis of CPI(M) won the Para assembly seat defeating her nearest rivals Sima Bauri of Trinamool Congress, Mira Bauri of Trinamool Congress, Gobordhan Bagdi of JMM and Durgadas Bauri of Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Gobinda Bauri of CPI(M) defeated Kashinath Bauri of Congress in 1987, and Sarat Das of Congress in 1982 and 1977.[9]


Sarat Das of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Tinkori Bouri of Bangla Congress won in 1969. S. Bauri of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Nepal Bauri of Congress won in 1962. The Para seat did not exist in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, the seat was entitled Para cum Chas. The areas now part of Purulia district was then part of Bihar. The joint seat was won by Sarat Mochi of Congress and Deoshankar Prasad Singh, Independent.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Para". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Para. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Para. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "By-elections in three states next month". Two circles. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Landslide for Trinamool in Nandigram". DNA, Daily News A. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Three women make Assembly debut - Mausam wins, margin more than mom Ruby". The Telegraph, 10 January 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  9. ^ "240 - Para (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  10. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
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