Kulpi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kulpi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°05′00″N 88°14′00″E / 22.08333°N 88.23333°E / 22.08333; 88.23333Coordinates: 22°05′00″N 88°14′00″E / 22.08333°N 88.23333°E / 22.08333; 88.23333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Constituency No 133
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Mathurapur (SC)
Electorate (year) 164,663 (2011)

Kulpi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Kulpi seat was earlier reserved for scheduled castes but is an open seat from 2011.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 133 Kulpi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Kulpi community development block.[1]

Kulpi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 20 Mathurapur (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kulpi [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Jogaranjan Haldar 76,693 53.75 +2.40#
CPI(M) Sakuntala Paik 58,414 40.94 -4.89
BJP Swapan Halder 3,624 2.54
People’s Democratic Conference of India Syed Sadrul Anam 1,523
BSP Arup Kumar Halder 1,451
Independent Bidhan Naskar 978
Turnout 142,683 86.65
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 7.29#

.# 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, Sakuntala Paik of CPI(M) won the 124 Kulpi (SC) assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Jagaranjan Haldar of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jagaranjan Haldar of Trinamool Congress defeated Sakuntala Paik of CPI(M) in 2001. Sakuntala Paik of CPI(M) defeated Kirtibas Sarder of Congress in 1996, Krishnadhan Halder of CPI(M) defeated Jogranjan Halder of Congress in 1991, Kirtibas Sarder of Congress in 1987, and Santosh Kumar Mondal of Congress in 1982 and 1977.[5]


Santosh Kumar Mondal of Congress won in 1972. Mukunda Ram Mondal of CPI(M) won in 1971. Murari Mohan Halder of Bangla Congress won in 1989. N.K.Haldar of Congress won in 1967. Hrishikesh Halder, Independent, won in 1962. Hansadhwaj Dhara of Congress won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Kulpi had a joint seat. Nalini Kanta Halder of KMPP and Pran Krishna Kumar of Bharatiya Jana Sangh won the Kulpi seat.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Kulpi". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kulpi. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kulpi. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "124 - Kulpi (SC) 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.