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Raina (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Raina (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Raina is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 261
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 38. Bardhaman Purba (SC)
Electorate (year) 209,643 (2011)

Raina (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


  • 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. 261 Raina (SC) assembly constituency covers Raina II community development block and Hijalna, Natu, Palsona, Sehara, Narugram, Shyamsundar, and Rayna gram panchayats of Raina I community development block. Mugra gram panchayat of Raina I community development block is part of Jamalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Raina assembly segment was earlier part of Burdwan (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission it is part of No. 38 Bardhaman Purba (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Raina [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Basudeb Khan 98,897 51.12 -15.31
AITMC Nepal Ghorui 86,676 44.80 +13.22#
BJP Pandit Krishna Chandra 3,241 1.68
People’s Democratic Conference of India Asit Rana 2,611
BSP Protul Biswas 1,024
JDP Adhir Roy 1,004
Turnout 193,453 92.28
CPI(M) hold Swing -28.53#
.# 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)


Swapan Samanta of CPI(M) won the Raina assembly seat in 2006 defeating his nearest rival Nityananda Tah of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001 and 1996, Shyamaprosad Pal of CPI(M) defeated Arup Kumar Das of Trinamool Congress and Arabinda Bhattacharyya of Congress, in the respective years. In 1991, 1987 and 1982, Dhirendranath Chatterjee of CPI(M) defeated Sunil Das, Uday Sankar Sain and Sukumar Chattopadhyay, all of Congress, in the respective years. In 1977, Ram Narayan Goswami of CPI(M) defeated Ajit Krishna Bhattacharya of Congress.[5]


Sukumar Chattopadhyay of Congress won the seat in 1972, and in 1971, it was won by Gokulananda Roy of CPI(M). Panchu Gopal Guha of CPI(M) won it in 1969, and Dasarathi Tah of PSP won it in 1967. Prabodh Kumar Guha of Congress won the seat in 1962. It was a double member seat in 1957 and 1951. In 1957, Dasarathi Tah and Gobardhan Pakray, both representing PSP, won the seats. In the first state assembly elections after independence in 1951, Dasarathi Tah and Mritunjoy Pramanik, both representing KMPP, won the Raina seats.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Raina". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raina. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raina. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "273 – Raina 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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