Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||29. Arambagh (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||193,284 (2011)|
In the 2011 election, Bishwanath Karak of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Debashish Medda of Congress.
|West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Goghat |
|Forward Bloc||Biswanath Karak||86,514||49.04||-20.72|
|Forward Bloc hold||Swing||-37.10#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||12|
|Marxist Forward Bloc||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 1, constituencies abolished – 2
In the 2006 state assembly elections Niranjan Pandit of Forward Bloc won the Goghat assembly seat (SC) defeating Bishnupada Pakhira of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Shiba Prasad Malick of Forward Block won the seat five times defeating Congress candidates Haradhan Santra in 2001, Lakshmi Charan Kanri in 1996, Sove Dhara in 1991, Nanu Ram Roy in 1987 and Madan Mohan Medda in 1982. Manuram Roy of Janata Party defeated Arati Biswas of Forward Bloc in 1977.
Madan Mohan Medda of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Ajit Kumar Biswas of Forward Bloc won in 1969 and 1967. The Goghat seat was not there in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Radha Krishna Pal, Independent, won the Goghat seat.
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