Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Lok Sabha constituency||23. Kolkata Dakshin|
|Electoral system||First past the post|
2011 bye election
The bypoll to the Bhowanipore seat was necessitated after sitting MLA of Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi resigned to make way for the Chief Minister to contest. She had not contested the state assembly elections earlier. She had to become a member of the state assembly within six months of her assuming office as Chief Minister.
|West Bengal state assembly bye election, 2011: Bhabanipur |
|Trinamool Congress||Mamata Banerjee||73,635||77.74||+12.98|
|Independent||Sujoy Krishna Bhadra||809||0.85|
|Indian Justice Party||Ganesh Chandra Singh||422||0.44|
|Trinamool Congress hold||Swing|
Percentage swing with respect to General Election 2011.
2011 State assembly elections
|West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bhabanipur |
|Trinamool Congress||Subrata Bakshi||87,903||64.76|
|BJP||Ram Chandra Jaiswal||5,078||3.74|
|AIMF||Md. Arman (kabir)||860|
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||6|
|Rashtriya Janata Dal||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 10
There was an assembly seat at Bhowanipore from 1951 to 1962. Siddhartha Shankar Ray contesting as an Independent won in 1962. He won the seat on a Congress ticket in 1957. Mira Dutta Gupta of Congress won the seat in 1951.
There was an assembly seat at Kalighat from 1951 to 1972. Rathin Talukdar of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Sadhan Gupta of CPI(M) won in 1969. Beva Mitra of Congress won in 1967 and 1962. Manikuntala Sen of CPI won in 1957 and 1951.
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