Falta (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Falta is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°17′42″N 88°06′07″E / 22.29500°N 88.10194°E / 22.29500; 88.10194Coordinates: 22°17′42″N 88°06′07″E / 22.29500°N 88.10194°E / 22.29500; 88.10194
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Constituency No 144
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Diamond Harbour
Electorate (year) 182,592 (2011)
For other uses, see Falta (disambiguation).
TMC-INC alliance candidate Tamonash Ghosh on campaign.

Falta (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an Legislative Assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 144 Falta (Legislative Assembly constituency) is composed of the following: Falta community development block, and Bhadura Haridas and Kalatalahat gram panchayats of Diamond Harbour II community development block.[1]

Falta (Legislative Assembly constituency) is part of No. 21 Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Falta [2][3] [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Tomonash Ghosh 86,966 55.99 +1.69#
CPI(M) Ardhendu Sekhar Bindu 59,295 38.17 -7.53
BJP Ajit Kumar Halder 5,389 3.47
Independent Gautam Dalui 2,886
BSP Chittaranjan Malik 1,839
Turnout 155,328 85.07
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 9.22#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Dakshin 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 26 Increase19
Indian National Congress 0 Decrease2
SUC 1 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease15
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Decrease2

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 8 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections Chandana Ghosh Dastidar of CPI(M) won the 118 Falta assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Tamonash Ghosh of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Tamonash Ghosh of Trinamool Congress defeated Malina Mistry of CPI(M) in 2001. Sudhir Bhattacharjee of Congress defeated Arati Dasgupta of CPI(M) in 1996. Arati Dasgupta of CPI(M) defeated Sudhir Bhattacharjee of Congress in 1991 and Dinabandhu Halder of Congress in 1987. Nemai Chandra Das of CPI(M) defeated Asraf Ali of Congress in 1982 and Mohini Mohan Parui of Congress in 1977.[5]


Mohini Mohan Parui of Congress won the Falta seat in 1972. Jyotish Roy of CPI(M) won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Khagendra Nath Das of Congress won in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Jyotish Chandra Roy of CPI won the Falta seat.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Falta". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Falta. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Falta. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "118 - Falta Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25.