Ratua (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Ratua
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Ratua is located in West Bengal
Ratua
Ratua
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.200°N 87.933°E / 25.200; 87.933Coordinates: 25°12′N 87°56′E / 25.200°N 87.933°E / 25.200; 87.933
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Malda
Constituency No 48
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 7. Maldaha Uttar
Electorate (year) 192,807 (2011)

Ratua (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. 48 Ratua (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Ratua I community development block and Araidanga, Paranpur, Pukuria and Sambalpur gram panchayats of Ratua II community development block.[1]

Ratua (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 7 Maldaha Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency).

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Ratua Md. Sayeed Mia Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Sourindra Mohan Mishra Indian National Congress[3]
1957 Dhaneswar Saha Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Dhaneswar Saha Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Sourindra Mohan Mishra Indian National Congress[5]
1969 Mohammad Ali Independent[6]
1971 Nirendra Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Nirendra Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Mohmmad Ali Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Samar Mukherjee Indian National Congress[10]
1987 Mumtaz Begum Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Mumtaz Begum Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
1996 Samar Mukherjee Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
2006 Sailen Sarkar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
2011 Samar Mukherjee Indian National Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Samar Mukherjee of Congress defeated his nearest rival Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Ratua constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Samar Mukherjee 74,936 48.34 +3.63#
CPI(M) Sailen Sarkar 68,075 43.92 -4.45
Independent Imadul Hoque 5,068 3.27
BJP Dilip Agorwalla 3,457 2.23
Independent Ashoke Kumar Saha 1,856
Independent Ataur 1,622
Turnout 155,014 80.40
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing +8.08#

.# Swing based on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentage in 2006.

1977–2006[edit]

In the 2006[15] and 2001[14] state assembly elections Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M) won the Ratua assembly seat defeating Asit Bose and Samar Mukherjee, both of Congress, respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Samar Mukherjee of Congress defeated Mozammel Haque of CPI(M) in 1996.[13] Mumtaz Begum of CPI(M) defeated Biswanath Guha and Niren Chandra Sinha, both of Congress, in 1991[12] and 1987[11] respectively. Samar Mukherjee of Congress defeated Mohammad Ali of CPI(M) in 1982.[10] Mohammad Ali of CPI(M) defeated Niren Chandra Sinha of Congress in 1977.[9][18]

1951–1972[edit]

Nirendra Chandra Sinha of Congress won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Mohammad Ali, Independent, won in 1969.[6] Sourindra Mohan Mishra of Congress won in 1967.[5] Dhanswar Saha of Congress won the Ratua (SC) seat in 1962.[4] Ratua was a joint seat in 1957.[3] Sourindra Mohan Mishra and Dhaneswar Saha, both of Congress, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Md. Sayeed Mia of Congress won the Ratua 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 c "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 Commission. 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". Ratua. Empowering India. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "43 - Ratua Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 September 2010.