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Raniganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Raniganj is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 278
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 40. Asansol
Eletorate (year) 196,907 (2011)

Raniganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 278 Raniganj assembly constituency covers Raniganj municipality and Andal community development block. Ratibati gram panchayat of Raniganj CD Block is part of Jamuria (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Amrasota, Egra, Ballavpur, Jemari and Tirat gram panchayats of Raniganj CD Block are part of Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[1]

Raniganj assembly segment is part of No. 40 Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Raniganj [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Md. Sohrab Ali 73,810 47.83 +14.99#
CPI(M) Runu Dutta 72,059 46.70 -25.59
BJP Shobhapati Singh 5,423 3.51
JD(U) Rajkumar Paswan 3,016 1.95
Turnout 154,308 78.37
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +40.58#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2006 taken together.
 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)


In the 2006 state asemby election, the Raniganj assembly seat was won by Haradhan Jha of CPI (M). He defeated his nearest rival Jitendra Tiwari of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, 1996, 1991 and 1987, Bansa Gopal Chowdhury of CPI (M) won the seat defeating his nearest rivals Sampa Sarkar, Senapati Mondal, Sankar Dutta and Kalyani Biswas (all of Congress) in the respective years. In 1982 and 1977, Haradhan Roy of CPI (M) defeated Hare Krishna Goswami and Sarojakshya Mukherjee (both of Congress) in the respective years.[5]


Haradhan Roy of CPI(M) won in 1972, 1971, 1969 and 1967. Lakhan Bagdi of CPI won in 1962. In 1957, there was a seat at Ondal. It was won by Dhawadhari Mondal and Ananda Gopal Mukhopadhyay, both of Congress. In independent India's first election in 1951, Banku Behari Mandal of Congress won the Raniganj seat.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Raniganj". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raniganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raniganj. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "261 - Raniganj Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
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