Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1967-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Anupam Hazra
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,538,429[1]
Assembly Constituencies Ketugram
Mangalkot
Ausgram (SC)
Bolpur
Nanoor (SC)
Labpur
Mayureswar

Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Bolpur in West Bengal. While four assembly segments of No. 41 Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Birbhum district, three are in Bardhaman district. The seat was a free seat till 2004, but was declared reserved for scheduled castes from 2009 general elections.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 41 Bolpur, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Prior to delimitation, Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Ausgram (SC) (assembly constituency no. 267), Mangalkot (assembly constituency no. 281), Nanoor (SC) (assembly constituency no. 283), Bolpur (assembly constituency no. 284), Labpur (assembly constituency no. 285), Dubrajpur (assembly constituency no. 286) and Mayureswar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 290)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Bolpur A.K.Chanda Indian National Congress[4]
Fifth 1971-77 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
Sixth 1977-80 Saradish Roy Commuunist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
Seventh 1980-84 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Eighth 1984-89 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Ninth 1989-91 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Tenth 1991-96 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eleventh 1996-98 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Twelfth 1998-99 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist) [15]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Anupam Hazra All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Bolpur[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Anupam Hazra 630693
CPI(M) Doctor Ram Chandra Dome 394581
BJP Kamini Mohan Sarkar 197474
INC Tapan Kumar Saha 46953
JDP Sanjib Malik 6371
BSP Samiran Das 5952
SUCI(C) Bijoy Dolui 5410
Turnout 1,304,756[1] 84.81
Swing to AITMC from CPI(M) Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha


General elections 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Bolpur[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Doctor Ram Chandra Dome 538,383
INC Asit Kumar Mal 411,501
BJP Arjun Saha 70,084
AUDF Adara Bauri 21,325
Independent Professor Bijay Dalui 14,581
Independent Nihar Hazra 11,798
BSP Vidyasagar Mete 11,139
Turnout 1,078,811 82.49
CPI(M) hold Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha
Statewise seats won and vote percentage - Lok Sabha 2009


General elections 1967-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1967 259,965 53.75 A.K.Chanda 52.73 Congress Saradish Roy 47.27 CPI(M)[4]
1971 270,782 52.77 Saradish Roy 45.39 CPI(M) Phulrenu Guha 31.01 Congress[5]
1977 255,130 48.36 Saradish Roy 50.19 CPI(M) Durga Banerjee 36.20 CPI[6]
1980 493,810 74.04 Saradish Roy 54.97 CPI(M) Pranab Mukherjee 40.72 INC(I)[7]
1984 589,190 78.26 Saradish Roy 55.09 CPI(M) NiharDutta 44.53 INC[8]
1989 711,130 79.20 Somnath Chatterjee 60.42 CPI(M) Sachidanandan Sau 36.97 INC[9]
1991 713,840 77.17 Somnath Chatterjee 56.64 CPI(M) Jivan Mukhopadhyay 24.10 Independent[10]
1996 802,300 82.10 Somnath Chatterjee 60.55 CPI(M) Sunil Das 27.98 INC[11]
1998 803,380 78.55 Somnath Chatterjee 59.55 CPI(M) Gour Hari Chandra 27.78 WBTC[12]
1999 792.87 76.43 Somnath Chatterjee 59.36 CPI(M) Suniti Chattaraj 35.53 AITC[13]
2004 770.12 74.41 Somnath Chatterjee 65.56 CPI(M) Dr. Nirmal Kumar Maji 25.26 AITC[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 23°40′N 87°43′E / 23.67°N 87.72°E / 23.67; 87.72