Chandannagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Chandannagar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°52′00″N 88°23′00″E / 22.86667°N 88.38333°E / 22.86667; 88.38333Coordinates: 22°52′00″N 88°23′00″E / 22.86667°N 88.38333°E / 22.86667; 88.38333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 189
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 28. Hooghly
Electorate (year) 198,602 (2011)

Chandannagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier spelt as Chandernagore) is an assembly constituency in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 189 Chandanagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Chandannagar municipal corporation and Bhadreswar municipality.[1]

Chandannagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 28 Hooghly (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Chandannagar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Ashoke Kumar Shaw 96,430 60.76 +9.91#
CPI(M) Sibaprasad Banerjee 53,391 33.64 -12.01
BJP Satya Bhusan Pathak 5,109 3.22
Independent Subodh Ghoshal 3,780 2.38
Turnout 158,710 79.91
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 21.92#

.# 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 state assembly elections Sibaprosad Bandopadhyay of CPI(M) won the 182 Chandernagore assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Ram Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kamal Mukherjee of Congress defeated Ratan Lal Dasgupta of CPI(M) in 2001 and Sandhya Chattopadhyay of CPI(M) in 1996. Sandhya Chattopadhyay of CPI(M) defeated Kamal Mukherjee of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Bhabani Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Indumati Bhattacharya of Congress in 1982 and Asit Mukhopadhyay of Congress in 1977.[5]


Bhabani Mukherjee of CPI(M) won in 1972, 1971, 1969 and 1967. Bhabani Mukherjee of CPI won in 1962. Hirendra Kumar Chattopadhyay, Independent, won in 1957.[6]

1951-1962 Bhadreswar[edit]

The Bhadreswar seat was there between 1951 and 1962. Girija Bhushan Mukhopadhyay of CPI won in 1962. Byomkesh Majumdar of Congress won in 1957 and in independent India’s first election in 1951.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Chandannagar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chandannagar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Chandannagar. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "182 - Chandernagore Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01.