Tapan (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Type||Reserved for ST|
|Lok Sabha constituency||6. Balurghat|
|Electorate (year)||156,773 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 40 Tapan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) covers Dwipkhanda, Gophanagar, Harsura, Malancha and Tapan Chandipur gram panchayats of Tapan community development block, and Boaldar, Chak Vrigu, Jalghar, Bolla, Danga, Gpalbati, Najirpur and Patiram gram panchayats of Balurghat community development block,
In the 2011 election, Bachchu Hansda of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Khara Soren of RSP.
|West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Tapan|
|Trinamool Congress||Bachchu Hansda||72,643||51.61||#|
|Independent||Sobindra Nath Mahato||1,670|
|CPI(ML) Liberation||Rayman Kisku||1,081|
|Trinamool Congress gain from RSP||Swing||#|
.# Trinamool Congress did not contest the seat in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||2|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||2|
Note: New constituency – 1 (See template talk page for details)
Khara Soren of RSP won the Tapan (ST) assembly seat six times in a row, defeating his nearest rivals Columbus Tirkey of BJP in 2006, Anony Uraw of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Lakshmi Ram Hembram of Congress in 1996 and 1991, Japan Bhonajala of Congress in 1987, and Japan Hasda of Congress in 1982. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Natheniel Murmu of RSP defeated Sebastian Tudu of Congress in 1977.
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