Amta (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Amta
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Amta is located in West Bengal
Amta
Amta
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°34′16″N 88°00′32″E / 22.57111°N 88.00889°E / 22.57111; 88.00889Coordinates: 22°34′16″N 88°00′32″E / 22.57111°N 88.00889°E / 22.57111; 88.00889
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Constituency No. 181
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 26. Uluberia
Electorate (year) 206,691 (2011)

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

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 181 Amta (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Amta II community development block, and Bainan, Baksirhat, Kalyanpur and Sabsit gram panchayats of Bagnan I community development block.[1]

Amta (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 26 Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Asit Mitra of Congress defeated his nearest rival Rabindra Nath Mitra of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Amta [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Asit Mitra 88,264 51.82 +6.58#
CPI(M) Rabindra Nath Mitra 74,545 43.76 -8.17
BJP Sanat Hazra 3,781 2.22
Independent Ratan Chandra Malick 1,757
Independent Asit Sengupta 1,155
Independent Dilip Kumar Hait 835
Turnout 170,337 82.41
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing 14.57#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Howrah district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease11
Forward bloc 0 Decrease3

1977-2006[edit]

In 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Pratyush Mukherjee of CPI(M) won the Amta assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Ashok Maji of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and Prasun Bakuly of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Barindranath Koley of CPI(M) defeated Aftabuddin Mondal of Congress in 1991 and 1987, Ainuddin Sk. of Congress in 1982, and Aftabuddin Mondal of Congress in 1977.[5]

1951-1972[edit]

Aftabuddin Mondal of Congress won in 1972. Bapindra Koley of CPI(M) won in 1971. Nitai Bhandari of CPI(M) won in 1969 and 1967. Tarapada Pramanick of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Amta had two seats. Gobinda Charan Maji of PSP won the Amta East seat. Arabinda Roy of Congress won the Amta West seat. In 1951 Amta had three seats. Arabinda Roy of Congress won the Amta South seat. Tarapada Pramanick of Congress won the Amta Central seat. Alamohan Das, Independent, won the Amta North seat. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Amta". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Amta. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Amta. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "175 - Amta Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-25.