Manikchak (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Manikchak
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Manikchak is located in West Bengal
Manikchak
Manikchak
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°03′45″N 87°54′33″E / 25.06250°N 87.90917°E / 25.06250; 87.90917Coordinates: 25°03′45″N 87°54′33″E / 25.06250°N 87.90917°E / 25.06250; 87.90917
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Constituency No 49
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 8. Maldaha Dakshin
Electorate (year) 174,617 (2011)

Manikchak (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 49 Manikchak (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Manikchak community development block, and Milki, Fulbaria and Sovanagar gram panchayats of English Bazar community development block.[1]

Manikchak (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 8 Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Malda (Lok Sabha constituency).

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Manikchak Pashupati Jha Indian National Congress[2]
1957 No seat[3]
1962 Sowrindra Mohan Misra Indian National Congress[4]
1967 R.S.Singhi Swatantra Party[5]
1969 Arun Chandra Jha Indian National Congress[6]
1971 Jokhilal Mandal Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Jokhilal Mandal Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Subodh Choudhary Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Jokhilal Mandal Indian National Congress[10]
1987 Jokhilal Mandal Indian National Congress[11]
1991 Subodh Choudhary Communist Party of India Marxist[12]
1996 Ram Probesh Mondal Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Asima Chowdhuri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2006 Asima Chowdhuri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
2011 Sabitri Mitra All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 elections, Sabitri Mitra of Trinamool Congress defeated her nearest rival Ratna Bhattacharya of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Manikchak constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sabitri Mitra 64,641 46.20 +4.23#
CPI(M) Ratna Bhattacharya 58,424 41.75 -2.54
BJP Dipankar Panday 8,003 5.72
IPFB Lutpha Khatub 5,194 3.71
BSP Chanchala Karmakar 3,668
Turnout 139,930 80.14
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing +6.77#

Ramprabesh Mandal, who had filed his nomination as an Independent candidate was a rebel Congress candidate. He withdrew on the last day for withdrawal of nominations.[18]

.# 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)


1977–2006[edit]

In the 2006[15] and 2001[14] state assembly elections, Asima Chowdhuri of CPI(M) won the Manikchak assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress defeated Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) in 1996.[13] Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) defeated Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress in 1991[12] Jokhilal Mandal of Congress in 1987.[11] Jokhilal Mandal of Congress defeated Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) in 1982.[10] Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) defeated Jokhilal Mandal of Congress in 1977.[9][19]

1951–1972[edit]

Jokhilal Mandal of Congress won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Arun Chandra Jha of Congress won in 1969.[6] R.S.Singhi of Swatantra Party won in 1967.[5] Sowrindra Mohan Misra of Congress won in 1962.[4] The Manikchak seat was not there in 1957.[3] In independent India’s first election in 1951, Pashupati Jha of Congress won from the Manikchak seat.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Comission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Manikchak. Empowering India. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Rebel in Malda Cong family refuses to bend". The Telegraph, 5 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "47 - Manikchak Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 September 2010.