Magrahat Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Magrahat Purba
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Magrahat Purba is located in West Bengal
Magrahat Purba
Magrahat Purba
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°13′28″N 88°23′07″E / 22.22444°N 88.38528°E / 22.22444; 88.38528Coordinates: 22°13′28″N 88°23′07″E / 22.22444°N 88.38528°E / 22.22444; 88.38528
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Constituency No 141
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency Jaynagar (SC)
Electorate (year) 169,148 (2011)

Magrahat Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Magrahat East) is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 141 Magrahat Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Magrahat II community development block.[1]

Magrahat Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 19 Jaynagar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]Earlier it was part of Mathurapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Magrahat Purba [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Namita Saha 75,217 50.30 +2.68#
CPI(M) Chandan Saha 66,414 44.41 -5.87#
BJP Ratan Kumar Sardar 4,476
People’s Democratic Conference of India Taranga Mondal 2,621
Independent Swapan Mandal 1,419
Independent Namita Mistri 640
Indian Justice Party Alok Kumar Haldar 610
Turnout 149,542 84.24
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 8.55#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together, as well as the CPI(M) vote percentage, for the Magrahat East constituency 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)

1977-2006 Magrahat East[edit]

In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Bansari Mohan Kanji of CPI(M) won the 121 Magrahat East (SC) seat defeating his nearest rival Namita Saha of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nirmal Sinha of CPI(M) defeated Namita Saha representing Congress in 1996 and 1991. Radhika Ranjan Pramanik of CPI(M) defeated Manoranjan Haldar of Congress in 1987, Nirmal Kanti Mondal of Congress in 1982 and Manoranjan Haldar of Congress in 1977.[6]

1962-1972 Magrahat East[edit]

Manoranjan Halder of Congress won in 1972. Radhika Ranjan Pramanick of CPI(M) won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ardhendu Sekhar Naskar of Congress won in 1962.[7]

1951-1957 Magrahat[edit]

Magrahat was a joint seat in 1957 and 1951. In both the elections Abdul Hashem and Ardhendu Sekhar Naskar, both of Congress, won the Magrahat seat.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Magrahat Purba". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Magrahat Purba. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Magrahat Purba. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  6. ^ "121 - Magrahat East (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  7. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25.