Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Bhabanipur
(including Kalighat)
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Bhabanipur(including Kalighat) is located in Kolkata
Bhabanipur(including Kalighat)
Bhabanipur
(including Kalighat)
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°31′48″N 88°20′35″E / 22.53000°N 88.34306°E / 22.53000; 88.34306Coordinates: 22°31′48″N 88°20′35″E / 22.53000°N 88.34306°E / 22.53000; 88.34306
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Kolkata
Constituency No 159
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 23. Kolkata Dakshin
Electoral system First past the post

Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (archaic spelling Bhowanipore) (Bengali: ভবানীপুর বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. This page includes information about the defunct Kalighat (Vidhan Sabha constituency).

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 159 Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 63, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 77 and 82 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.[1]

Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Bhawanipur Mira Dutta Gupta Indian National Congress[2]
Kalighat Manikuntala Sen Communist Party of India[2]
1957 Bhawanipur Siddhartha Shankar Ray Indian National Congress[3]
Kalighat Manikuntala Sen Communist Party of India[3]
1962 Bhawanipur Siddhartha Shakar Ray Independent[4]
Kalighat Beva Mitra Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Beva Mitra Indian National Congresss[5]
1969 Sadhan Gupta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1971 Rathin Talukdar Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Rathin Talukdar Indian National Congress[8]
2011 Bhabanipur Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress
2011 by-election Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress

Election results[edit]

2016 election[edit]

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Bhabanipur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 65,520 47.67 -29.79
INC Deepa Dasmunshi 40,219 29.26 +29.26
BJP Chandra Kumar Bose 26,299 19.13 +19.13
BSP Nirmal Kanti Samaddar 669 0.49 +0.49
Independent Pinky Tiwari 604 0.44 +0.44
NOTA None of the Above 2,461 1.79 +1.79
Margin of victory 25,301 18.41 -38.65
Turnout 1,37,455 66.82 +22.10
Trinamool Congress hold Swing -29.80

2011 bye election[edit]

The bypoll to the Bhowanipore seat was necessitated after sitting MLA of Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi resigned to make way for the Chief Minister to contest. She had not contested the state assembly elections earlier. She had to become a member of the state assembly within six months of her assuming office as Chief Minister,

West Bengal state assembly bye election, 2011: Bhabanipur constituency[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 73,635 77.46 +12.70
CPI(M) Nandini Mukherjee 19,422 20.43 -7.53
Independent Sujoy Krishna Bhadra 809 0.85
Indian Justice Party Ganesh Chandra Singh 488 0.51
Independent D. K. Sharma 422 0.44
Independent Jayanta Dutta 288 0.30
Majority 54,213 57.06 +20.27
Turnout 95,064 44.72 -19.06
Trinamool Congress hold Swing +12.98

Percentage swing with respect to General Election 2011.

2011 State assembly elections[edit]

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bhabanipur constituency[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi 87,903 64.76
CPI(M) Narayan Jain 37,967 27.97
BJP Ram Chandra Jaiswal 5,078 3.74
BSP Dulal Mistri 1,050 0.77
AIMF Md. Arman (Kabir) 860 0.63
Independent Nishat Khan 775 0.57
Independent Narayan Das 759 0.55
Independent Badri Mondal 571 0.42
Independent Abhijit Bhattacharya 412 0.30
Independent Debasis Ghosh 341 0.25
Majority 49,936 36.79
Turnout 1,35,716 63.78
Trinamool Congress win (new seat)


e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Kolkata summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 11 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease6
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 10


1951-1962 Bhawanipur[edit]

There was an assembly seat at Bhawanipur from 1951 to 1962. Contests in most years were multi cornered but mostly winners and runners are being mentioned. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Mira Dutta Gupta of Indian National Congress defeated Debnath Das, Independent, Saumendra Nath Tagore of Revolutionary Socialist Party and others.[2] In 1957, Siddhartha Shankar Ray of Indian National Congress defeated Saila Sen of Praja Socialist Party.[3] In 1962, Siddhartha Shankar Ray contesting as an independent candidate defeated Pritin Kr. Roy Choudhury Indian National Congress.[4]

1951-1972 Kalighat[edit]

There was an assembly seat at Kalighat from 1951 to 1972. In 1951, Manikuntala Sen of Communist Party of India defeated Debabrata Mookherjee IndianNational Congress, Santi Bhusan Bose Bharatiya Jana Sangh and others.[2] In 1957, Manikuntala Sen CPI defeated Bivabati Mitra INC.[3] In 1962, Beva Mitra of INC defeated Manikuntala Sen of CPI.[4] 1967 B.Mitra of INC defeated D.Mazumder of CPI(M).[5] 1969 Sadhan Gupta Communist Party of India (Marxist) defeated Beva Mitra of INC Kalighat.[6] In 1971, Rathin Talukdar of INC defeated Sadhan Gupta of CPI(M).[7] In 1972, Rathin Talukdar of INC defeated Ashoke Kumar Bose of CPI(M).[8] .....

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, Assembly Constituency No. 179. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 146. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 115. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 137. Election Commission. Retrieved February 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 137. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 137. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, AC No 137. Election Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mamata Banerjee wins assembly bypoll". PTI, 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bhabanipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 1 May 2011.