Maheshtala (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Mahestala is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°30′58″N 88°13′41″E / 22.51611°N 88.22806°E / 22.51611; 88.22806Coordinates: 22°30′58″N 88°13′41″E / 22.51611°N 88.22806°E / 22.51611; 88.22806
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Constituency No 155
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 21. Diamond Harbour
Elecorate (year) 214,525 (2011)

Maheshtala (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 155 Maheshtala (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 8 and 11 to 35 of Maheshtala municipality.[1]

Maheshtala (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 21 Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Mahestala [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Kasturi Das 92,211 52.71 +4.10#
CPI(M) Sk. Md. Israil 67,928 38.83 -11.16
Independent Ramani Naskar 7,971
BJP Sisir Kumar Mukhopandhyay 3,689
MLKSC Sagirauddin Laskar 1,882
PDS Debashish Bose 1,168
Independent Monoranjon Naskar 80
Turnout 174,942 81.55
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 15.26#

.# 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, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Mursalin Molla of CPI(M) won the Mahestala assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Dulal Das of Congress in 2006, Biman Banerjee of Trinamool Congress in 2001 and Gouranga Mukherjee of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abul Basar of CPI(M) defeated Malay Chowdhury of Congress in 1991 and Habibur Rahman of Congress in 1987. Mir Abdus Sayeed defeated Dilip Ghose, Independent, in 1982 and Mali Safiuddin of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Bhupen Bijali of Congress won in 1972. Sudhir Chandra Bhandari of CPI(M) won in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ahammad Ali Mufti of Congress won in 1962. Sudhir Chandra Bhandari of CPI won in 1957 and in independent India’s first election in 1951.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mahestala". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Mahestala. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Maheshtala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "115 - Maheshtala 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.