Maldah (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Maldah is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°02′N 88°08′E / 25.033°N 88.133°E / 25.033; 88.133Coordinates: 25°02′N 88°08′E / 25.033°N 88.133°E / 25.033; 88.133
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Maldah
Constituency No 50
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 7. Maldaha Uttar
Electorate (year) 169,354 (2011)

Maldah (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier spelt as Malda) is an assembly constituency in Maldah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 50 Maldaha (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Old Maldaha municipality, Maldaha community development block, Narhatta gram panchayat of English Bazar community development block, and Aiho, Rishipur and Sreerampur gram panchayats of Habibpur community development block.[1]

Maldah (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, Bhupendranath Halder of Congress defeated his nearest rival Rahul Ranjan Das of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Maldaha [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Bhupendra Nath Halder 68,155 46.55 +3.43#
CPI(M) Rahul Ranjan Das 57,400 39.21 -1.94
BJP Kusum Roy 13,180 9.00
Independent Niren Rajbanshi 3,066
Independent Debashis Sarkar 2,352
BSP Haridas Karmakar 2,256
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing +5.37#
Turnout 146,409 86.45

.# Swing based on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

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 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Subhendu Chowdhury of CPI(M) won the Malda (SC) assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Bhupendra Nath Halder of Congress and Phani Bhusan Roy of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Phani Bhusan Roy of Congress defeated Subhendu Chowdhury of CPI(M) in 1996. Subhendu Chowdhury of CPI(M) defeated Phani Bhusan Roy of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Phani Bhusan Roy of Congress defeated Subhendu Chowdhury of CPI(M) in 1982. Subhendu Chowdhury of CPI(M) defeated Phani Bhusan Roy of Congress in 1977.[5]


Mahammad Gafurur Rahaman of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. S.Mia of Congress won in 1967. Dharanidhar Sarkar of CPI won in 1962. Malda was a joint seat in 1957 and 1951. Nikunja Behari Gupta and Matla Murmu, both of Congress, won in 1957. Nikunja Behari Gupta of Congress and Raipada Das, Independent, won in independent India’s first election in 1951.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Maldaha". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Maldaha. 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. ^ "45 - Malda (SC) 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.