English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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English Bazar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
English Bazar is located in West Bengal
English Bazar
English Bazar
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°N 88°E / 25°N 88°E / 25; 88Coordinates: 25°N 88°E / 25°N 88°E / 25; 88
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Maldah
Constituency No 51
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 8. Maldaha Dakshin
Electorate (year) 208,204 (2011)

English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Maldah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 51 English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers English Bazar municipality and Amriti, Binodpur, Jadupur I, Jadupur II, Kajigram, Kotwali and Mahadipur gram panchayats of English Bazar community development block,[1]

English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 8 Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Malda (Lok Sabha constituency).

Election results[edit]

2013 bye election[edit]

The 2013 by-election was necessitated by the switch-over of sitting Congress MLA Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury to Trinamool Congress.[2]

West Bengal legislative assembly bye election, 2013: English Bazar[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury 70,791 39.33 +39.33
CPI(M) Koushik Mishra (Saheb) 50,339 27.96 -11.19
INC Narendra Nath Tiwari 45,271 25.15 -26.64
BJP Sanjit Misra 9,442 5.24 -0.62
Independent Satish Rajbanshi 2,851 1.58
Independent Md. Anisur Rahaman 1,296
Turnout 179990
AITMC gain from INC Swing


In the 2011 election, Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury of Congress defeated his nearest rival Samarananda Roy of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: English Bazar [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury 89,421 51.79 +0.48#
CPI(M) Samarananda Roy 67,592 39.15 -6.49
BJP Gobinda Chandra Mandal 10,116 5.86
Independent Satish Rajbanshi 2,527
Independent Uma Das 1,535
BSP Nitish Kumar Mandal 147
Turnout 172,662 82.93
INC hold Swing +6.97#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Malda district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 8 Increase4
Trinamool Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease5
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Increase1
Forward bloc 1 Decrease0

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury of Congress won the English Bazar assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Samar Roy of CPI(M). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Samar Roy of CPI(M) defeated Goutam Chakraborty of Congress in 2001. Goutam Chakraborty of Congress defeated Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) in 1996. Prabaht Acharya of CPI(M) defeated Pradip Kar of Congress in 1991. Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M) defeated Ashok Kundu of Congress in 1987, Swapan Mitra of Congress in 1982 and Hari Prasanna Mitra of Janata Party in 1977.[8]


Bimal Kanti Das of CPI won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. Santi Gopal Sen of Congress won in 1967, 1962 and 1957. Prior to that the English Bazar seat was not there.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Congress retains Rejinagar seat, loses Nalhati". PTI, 28 February 2013. moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Form 21E Return of Elections". 51 English Bazar Assembly Constituency. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". English Bazar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  5. ^ "English Bazar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". English Bazar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  7. ^ "List of Contesting Candidates, Phase I". West Bengal Assembly Election 2011. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  8. ^ "46 - Englishbazar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  9. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-09-26.