Behala Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|District||South 24 Parganas|
|Lok Sabha constituency||23. Kolkata Dakshin|
|Electorate (year)||242,059 (2011)|
Behala Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Behala East) is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Behala is a neighbourhood in Kolkata.
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 153 Behala Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos.115 to 117 and 120 to 124 of Kolkata municipal corporation, and Joka I and Joka II gram panchayats of Thakurpukur Mahestola community development block.
|West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Behala Purba|
|Trinamool Congress||Sovan Chatterjee||116,709||61.31||+15.33#|
|BJP||A. Biswajit Naidu||3,692|
|BSP||Indrajit Kumar Halder||1,170|
|Independent||Tarun Kanti Das||1,131|
|জনসঙ্ঘ||ড. অরুন গিরি||1,005|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||30.50#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||0||2|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||15|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||2|
Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 8 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Kumkum Chakraborti won the Behala East assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Sovan Chatterjee of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Parash Dutta of Trinamool Congress defeated Kumkum Chakraborti of CPI(M) in 2001. Kumkum Chakraborti of CPI(M) defeated Sonali Guha of Congress in 1996, and Sailen Dasgupta of Congress in 1991. Niranjan Mukherjeee of CPI(M) defeated Debashis Bhattacharya of Congress in 1987, Balaram Goswami of Congress in 1982, and Indrajit Mazumdar of Congress in 1977.
Indrajit Majumdar of Congress won the Behala East seat in 1972. Niranjan Mukherjee of CPI(M) won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Prior to that Behala was a single seat. Rabindra Nath Mukhopadhyay of CPI won the Behala seat in 1962 and 1957. In independent India's first election in 1951, Biren Roy of Forward Bloc (RG) won the Behala seat.
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