Habibpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Habibpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°01′06″N 88°21′32″E / 25.01833°N 88.35889°E / 25.01833; 88.35889Coordinates: 25°01′06″N 88°21′32″E / 25.01833°N 88.35889°E / 25.01833; 88.35889
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Constituency No 43
Type Reserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency 7. Maldaha Uttar
Electorate (year) 186,972 (2011)

Habibpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 43 Habibpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) covers Bamangola community development block and Aktail, Baidyapur, Bulbul Chandi, Dhumpur, Habibpur, Jajail, Kanturka and Mangalpur gram panchayats of Habibpur community development block.[1]

Habibpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 7 Maldaha Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Malda (Lok Sabha constituency).

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 election, Khagen Murmu of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Mohan Tudu of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Habibpur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Khagen Murmu 59,286 37.60 -8.07
AITMC Mohan Tudu 57,028 36.10 +29.52#
BJP Krishna Chandra Munda 31,638 20.07 -17.14
Independent Amin Tudu 6,244 3.96
BSP Jageswar Hembram 346
Turnout 157,662 84.32
CPI(M) hold Swing -20.25#

.# Trinamool Congress did not contest in 2006, but had supported BJP. Swing based on Congress vote percentage in 2006. BJP's negative swing in 2011 also adjusted in the final swing.

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 Khagen Murmu of CPI(M) won the Habibpur (ST) assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Ramlal Hansda of BJP. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jadu Hembrom of CPI(M) defeated Ramlal Hansda of BJP in 2001 and Lucas Hembram of Congress in 1996. Sarkar Murmu of CPI(M) defeated Gopinath Murmu of Congress in 1991, Moshi Charan Tudu of Congress in 1987 and 1982, and Bobila Murmu of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Rabindranath Murmu of CPI won in 1972. Sarkar Murmu, Independent, won in 1971. Nimai Chand Murmu of CPI won in 1969. B.Murmu of Congress won in 1967. Nimai Chand Murmu of CPI won in 1962. Prior to that the constituency did not exist.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Habibpur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Habibpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  4. ^ "List of Contesting Candidates, Phase I". West Bengal Assembly Election 2011. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  5. ^ "39 - Habibpur (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-09-26.