Bandwan (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Type||Reserved for ST|
|Lok Sabha constituency||33. Jhargram (ST)|
|Electorate (year)||223,641 (2011)|
In the 2011 elections, Susanta Besra of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress.
|INC||Sital Chandra Hembram||65,163||36.16||#|
|AJSU||Fatik Kumar Hembram||2,051|
|JVM(P)||Jalim Chandra Soren||1,559|
.# Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||2||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||7|
Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Upendra Nath Hansda of CPI(M) won the Banduan (ST) assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals Kamala Kanta Mandi of BJP and Birsing Murmu of JMM respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Lakhiram Kisku of CPI(M) defeated Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress in 1996, Birsing Murmu of JMM in 1991 and Ramprasad Hansda of Congress in 1987. Sudhansu Sekhar Majhi of CPI(M) defeated Panchanan Soren, Independent, in 1982, and Buddeswar Majhi of Congress in 1977. 
Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Budheswar Majhi of Congress won in 1969. Kandr Majhi, Independent/ Lok Sewak Sangh, won in 1967 and 1962. Prior to that the Banduan seat was not there.
1951 Barabazar cum Chandil constituency
In independent India’s first election in 1951, there was a constituency entitled Barabazar cum Chandil. The area now covered by Purulia district was then part of Bihar. Bhim Chandra Mahato and Atul Chandra Singh Bhuiya, both of Lok Sewak Sangh, won the joint seat.
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