Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Khanakul is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°43′55″N 87°52′34″E / 22.73194°N 87.87611°E / 22.73194; 87.87611Coordinates: 22°43′55″N 87°52′34″E / 22.73194°N 87.87611°E / 22.73194; 87.87611
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 202
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 29. Arambagh (SC)
Electorate (year) 219,368 (2011)

Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an open seat now, but was earlier reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 202 Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Khanakul II community development block, and Ghoshpur, Khanakul I, Khanakul II, Kishorpur I, Kishorpur II, Pole I,Pole II, Thakuranichak I, and Thakuranichak II gram panchayats of Khanakul I community development block.[1]

Khanakul (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 elections, Iqbal Ahmed of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Subhra Parui of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Khanakul [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Iqbal Ahmed 102,450 55.56 +12.57#
CPI(M) Subhra Parui 74,571 40.44 -16.58
BJP Arobindo Maity 7,360 3.99
Turnout 184,381 84.05
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 29.15#

.# 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, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Banshi Badan Maitra of CPI(M) won the Khanakul assembly seat (SC) defeating Kalyan Maji of Trinamool Congress in 2006, Tarapada Dolui of Trinamool Congress in 2001, and Basudeb Hajra of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sachindra Nath Hazra of CPI(M) defeated Banshari Mohan Sardar of Congress in 1991, Basudeb Hajra of Congress in 1987 and 1982. Panchanan Digpati of Janata Party defeated Sachindra Nath Hazra of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Basudeb Hajra of Congress won in 1972. Madan Saha of CPI(M) won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Krishna Pada Pandit of Congress won in 1957. Panchanan Digpati and Prafulla Chandra Sen, both of Congress, won the dual seat at Khanakul in 1957.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Khanakul". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Khanakul. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Khanakul. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "193 - Khanakul (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01.