Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Rajarhat New Town
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Rajarhat New Town is located in West Bengal
Rajarhat New Town
Rajarhat New Town
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°37′0″N 88°31′0″E / 22.61667°N 88.51667°E / 22.61667; 88.51667Coordinates: 22°37′0″N 88°31′0″E / 22.61667°N 88.51667°E / 22.61667; 88.51667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Constituency No. 115
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 17. Barasat
Electorate (year) 183,790 (2011)

Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Up to 2011 there was one constituency, Rajarhat (SC), covering the area. From 2011 there are two constituencies – Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency).

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 115 Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Rajarhat community development block and Ward Nos. 1 to 6 and 10 to 13 of Rajarhat Gopalpur municipality.[1]

Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 17 Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]Rajarhat (SC) was part of Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1962 Rajarhat Pranab Prasad Roy Communist Party of India[3]
1967 S.N.Das Communist Party of India (Marxist)[4]
1969 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
1971 Khagendranath Mondal Indian National Congress[6]
1972 Khagendranath Mondal Indian National Congress[7]
1977 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1982 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1987 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1991 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1996 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
2001 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
2006 Rabindranath Mondal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2011 Rajarhat New Town Sabyasachi Dutta All India Trinamool Congress[15]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Sabyasachi Dutta of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Tapash Chatterjee of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Rajarhat New Town constituency[15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sabyasachi Dutta 80,738 49.23 +1.83#
CPI(M) Tapash Chatterjee 72,991 44.50 -5.76
BJP Priyalal Dutta 3,827 2.33
IUML Md. Salim Makkar 1,474
Independent Tapan Kumar Paul 1,159
Independent Himangsu Mallick 1,093
Independent Gopal Chakraborty 881
BSP Basudeb Naskar 834
Independent Kashem Gazi 665
Independent Atin Kumar Roy 34
Turnout 164,000 89.24
AITMC win (new seat)

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 28 Increase23
Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease16
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 1 Increase1

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)


1977-2006 Rajarhat[edit]

In the 2006 state assembly elections,[14]Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M) won the Rajarhat (SC) assembly seat defeating Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001[13]Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress defeated Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M). Prior to that Rabindranath Mondal had won the seat five times in a row defeating Tanmoy Mondal representing Congress in 1996,[12]Sukumar Roy of Congress in 1991,[11]Biswananda Naskar of Congress in 1987,[10]Tanmoy Mondal of Congress in 1982[9]and Amalendu Sekhar Naskar of Congress in 1977.[8][17]

1962-1972 Rajarhat[edit]

Khagendranath Mondal of Congress won in 1972[7]and 1971.[6]Rabindranath Mondal of CPI(M) won in 1969.[5]S.N.Das of CPI(M) won in 1967.[4]Pranab Prasad Roy of CPI won in 1962.[3]Prior to that the Rajarhat seat was not there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  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 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rajarhat New Town. Empowering India. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "91 - Rajarhat (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2011.