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Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Rajarhat Gopalpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Rajarhat Gopalpur is located in West Bengal
Rajarhat Gopalpur
Rajarhat Gopalpur
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Constituency No. 117
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 16. Dum Dum
Electorate (year) 192,225 (2011)

Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Up to 2011 there was one constituency, Rajarhat (SC), covering the area. From 2011 there are two constituencies: Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency).

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 117 Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 7 to 9 and 14 to 27 of Rajarhat Gopalpur and Ward Nos.18 and 21 to 27 of South Dum Dum municipality[1]

Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 17 Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]Rajarhat (SC) was also part of Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1962 Rajarhat Pranab Prasad Roy Communist Party of India[3]
1967 S.N.Das Communist Party of India (Marxist)[4]
1969 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1971 Khagendranath Mondal Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Khagendranath Mondal Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1982 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1987 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1991 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1996 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
2001 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2006 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2011 Rajarhat Gopalpur Purnendo Bose All India Trinamool Congress[15]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Purnendo Bose of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Robin Mondal of CPI(M).
West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Rajarhat Gopalpur constituency[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Purnendo Bose 89,829 59.76
CPI(M) Robin Mondal 54,104 35.99
BJP Manoranjan Das 3,837 2.55
Independent Sunil Kumar Paul 785
Independent Purnendu Basu 613
Independent Jahar Roy 603
Independent Abhijit Maity 538
Turnout 150,327 78.20
AITMC win (new seat)
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 28 Increase23
Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease16
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 1 Increase1

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See for details)


1977–2006 Rajarhat

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[14] Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M) won the Rajarhat (SC) assembly seat defeating Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001[13]Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress defeated Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M). Prior to that Rabindranath Mondal had won the seat five times in a row defeating Tanmoy Mondal representing Congress in 1996,[12]Sukumar Roy of Congress in 1991,[11] Biswananda Naskar of Congress in 1987, Tanmoy Mondal of Congress in 1982[9]and Amalendu Sekhar Naskar of Congress in 1977.[8][17]

1962–1972 Rajarhat

Khagendranath Mondal of Congress won in 1972[7]and 1971.[6]Rabindranath Mondal of CPI(M) won in 1969.[5]S.N.Das of CPI(M) won in 1967.[4]Pranab Prasad Roy of CPI(M) won in 1962.[3]Prior to that the Rajarhat seat did not exist.

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  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 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rajarhat Gopalpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "91 - Rajarhat (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
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