Taltola (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Taltola (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: তালতলা বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) was an assembly constituency in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat was reserved for scheduled castes.

As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Taltola (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceases to exist from 2011.[1]

It was part of Calcutta North West (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]



In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Debesh Das of CPI(M) won the 154 Taltola assembly constituency (SC) defeating his nearest rivals Sumanta Kumar Hira and Dilip Kumar Das, both of Trinamool Congress. Tapati Saha of CPI(M) won it in 1996, defeating Sambhunath Kow of Congress. Debesh Das of CPI(M) defeated Utpal Shaw of Congress in 1991. Sumanta Kumar Hira of CPI(M) defeated Utpal Shaw of Congress in 1987, and Ardhendu Sekhar Naskar of Congress in 1982 and 1977 respectively.[3]


In 1972 and prior to it the Taltala seat was an open seat. It was won by Abdur Rauf Ansari of Congress in 1972 and 1971. Abul Hassan of CPI(M) won in 1969. Karam Hossain of Congress won in 1967 and 1962. Dhirendranath Dhar of CPI won in 1957. Moulavi Shamsul Haque of Congress won in independent India’s first general election in 1951.[4]


  1. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  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 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ "154 - Taltola (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 

Coordinates: 22°33′11″N 88°21′40″E / 22.553°N 88.361°E / 22.553; 88.361