Arambag (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Arambag is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°53′00″N 87°47′00″E / 22.88333°N 87.78333°E / 22.88333; 87.78333Coordinates: 22°53′00″N 87°47′00″E / 22.88333°N 87.78333°E / 22.88333; 87.78333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 200
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 29. Arambagh (SC)
Electorate (year) 207,328 (2011)

Arambag (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes. It was an open seat earlier.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 200 Arambag (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Arambag municipality, and Arandi I, Arandi II, Batanal, Gaurhati I, Gaurhati II, Madhabpur,Mayapur I, Mayapur II, Malaypur I, Malaypur II, Salepur I, Salepur II and Tirol gram panchayats of Arambagh community development block.[1]

Arambag (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is part of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Arambag [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Krishna Chandra Santra 98,011 53.37 +15.63#
CPI(M) Asit Malik 78,448 42.72 -19.54
BJP Sukumar Santra 7,194 3.92
Turnout 183,653 88.58
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 35.17#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Hooghly district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase14
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease12
Forward bloc 1 Decrease2
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 1, constituencies abolished – 2


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Binoy Dutta of CPI(M) won the Arambag assembly seat defeating Bibhabindu Nandi of Trinamool Congress in 2006, Sk. Hasan Imam of Trinamool Congress in 2001, and Abdus Sukkur of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Benode Das of CPI(M) defeated Jalim Singha Roy of Congress in 1991 and Abdul Mannan of Congress in 1987. Abdul Mannan of Congress defeated independent candidate Ranjit Chakraborty in 1982. Ajoy Kumar Dey of Janata Party defeated Madan Kumar Saha of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Prafulla Chandra Sen won the Arambag seat in 1972, 1971 and 1969. In a historic contest in 1967 Prafulla Chandra Sen, then the Congress Chief Minister, lost the Arambagh seat to Ajay Kumar Mukherjee of Bangla Congress, who became the new Chief Minister, in the first United Front government in the state. In 1962 Arambagh had two seats. Prafulla Chandra Sen of Congress won the Arambagh East seat and Radha Krishna Pal of Congress won the Arambagh West seat. In 1957 Radha Krishna Pal of Congress won the Arambagh seat. In independent India’s first general election in 1951 Arambagh had twin seats. These were won by Madan Mohan Saha of CPI and Radha Krishna Pal, Independent.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Arambag". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Arambag. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Arambag. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "194 - Arambagh Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01.