Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence1967-present
ReservationReserved for SC
Current MPAsit Kumar Mal
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,538,429[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesKetugram
Mangalkot
Ausgram (SC)
Bolpur
Nanoor (SC)
Labpur
Mayureswar

Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Bolpur in West Bengal. While four assembly segments of No. 41 Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Birbhum district, three are in Bardhaman district. The seat was a free seat till 2004, but was declared reserved for scheduled castes from 2009 general elections.

Assembly segments[edit]

Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal - 1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 41 Bolpur, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Prior to delimitation, Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Ausgram (SC) (assembly constituency no. 267), Mangalkot (assembly constituency no. 281), Nanoor (SC) (assembly constituency no. 283), Bolpur (assembly constituency no. 284), Labpur (assembly constituency no. 285), Dubrajpur (assembly constituency no. 286) and Mayureswar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 290)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Bolpur A.K.Chanda Indian National Congress[4]
Fifth 1971-77 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[5]
Sixth 1977-80 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
Seventh 1980-84 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Eighth 1984-85 Saradish Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Bye Election, 1985 1985-89 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Ninth 1989-91 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Tenth 1991-96 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eleventh 1996-98 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Twelfth 1998-99 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Somnath Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome Communist Party of India (Marxist) [15]
Sixteenth 2014-19 Anupam Hazra All India Trinamool Congress
Seventeenth 2019-incumbent Asit Kumar Mal All India Trinamool Congress

Election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

Indian General Election 2019: Bolpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Asit Kumar Mal 6,99,172 47.85 -0.48
BJP Ram Prasad Das 5,92,769 40.57 +25.44
CPI (M) Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 91,964 6.29 -23.95
INC Abhijit Saha 30,112 2.06 -1.53
Majority 1,06,403
Turnout 14,61,929 85.74
AITC hold Swing


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43.00 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40.00 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6.29 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7.57 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


General election 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Bolpur[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Anupam Hazra 630,693 48.33 N/A
CPI (M) Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 394,584 30.24 -19.66
BJP Kamini Mohan Sarkar 197,474 15.13 +8.64
INC Tapan Kumar Saha 46,953 3.59 -34.55
JDP Sanjib Malik 6,371 0.48 N/A
BSP Samiran Das 5,952 0.45 -0.58
SUCI(C) Bijoy Dolui 5,410 0.41 N/A
NOTA None of the above 17,322 1.32 N/A
Majority 236,109 18.09 +6.33
Turnout 1,304,756 84.81 +2.32
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing +38.50


e • d 2014 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General elections 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Bolpur[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 504,383 49.90
INC Asit Kumar Mal 411,501 38.14
BJP Arjun Saha 70,084 6.49
AUDF Adara Bauri 21,325 1.97
Independent Professor Bijay Dalui 14,581 1.35
Independent Nihar Hazra 11,798 1.09
BSP Vidyasagar Mete 11,139 1.03
Majority 92,882 11.76
Turnout 1,078,811 82.49
CPI (M) hold Swing

General elections 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Bolpur[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 504,836 65.80
AITC Dr. Nirmal Kumar Maji 194,531 25.30
INC Dhananjoy Saha 48,756 6.49
Independent Budhen Soren 9,860 1.30
Independent Bhabotosh Mandal 6,561 0.09
Independent Bijoy Dolui 5,515 0.07
Majority 310,305 40.40
Turnout 7,67,695 74.2
CPI (M) hold Swing

General elections 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Bolpur[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 464,199 59.36
AITC Suniti Chattaraj 277,810 35.53
INC Dr. Sushil Banerjee 37,093 4.74
Janata Party Nazma 2,852 0.36
Majority 186,389 23.50
Turnout 7,81,954 76.43
CPI (M) hold Swing

General elections 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Bolpur[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 470,645 59.55
AITC Gour Hari Chanda 219,553 27.78
INC Suniti Chattaraj 110,091 12.67
Majority 251,092 31.30
Turnout 7,81,954 78.55
CPI (M) hold Swing

General election 1996[edit]

General Election, 1996: Bolpur[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 471,549 58.80
INC Sunil Das 217,903 27.20
BJP Tara Prosanna Sinha 76,548 9.50
Independent Modassar Hossain 8,670 1.10
Independent Md. Sadakas 1,987 0.20
Independent Maharaj Mistry 1,482 0.20
Independent Abu Taher Mirza 669 0.10
Majority 253,646 31.6
Turnout 8,02,298 82.1
CPI (M) hold Swing

General election 1991[edit]

General Election, 1991: Bolpur[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 394,496 55.30
INC Jivan Mukhopadhyay 167,872 23.50
BJP Tara Prosanna Sinha 117,394 16.40
Independent Aloke Mukherjee 7,577 1.10
BSP Sailendranath Majumder 2,654 0.40
Jharkhand Party Shyamali Ghosh 2,392 0.30
Independent Sunil Kumar Mitra 2,149 0.10
Doordarshi Party Maharaj Mistry 920 0.10
Independent Manohar Murmu 615 0.10
Independent Abu taher Mirza 428 0.10
Majority 226,624 31.7
Turnout 7,13,844 77.2
CPI (M) hold Swing

General election 1989[edit]

General Election, 1989: Bolpur[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 421,483 59.30
INC Sachindranath Sahu 257,890 36.30
Independent Modassar Hossain 8,164 1.10
JNP(S) Mahonmbd Saddu Kas 5,045 0.70
Independent Rabindranath Ghosh 2,587 0.40
Independent Abu Taher Mirza 1,437 0.20
Independent Sanat Kumar Datta 1,027 0.10
Majority 163,593 23.0
Turnout 7,11,128 79.2
CPI (M) hold Swing

By-election 1985[edit]

A by-election was held in this constituency in 1985 which was necessitated by the Sudden Death of sitting CPIM-MP Dr. Saradish Roy. In the by-election, Somnath Chatterjee of CPIM defeated his nearest rival Siddhartha Shankar Ray of Congress by 98,999 votes.

Indian Parliamentary bye election, 1985: Bolpur constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Somnath Chatterjee 339,078
INC Siddhartha Shankar Ray 240,079
Independent K.K Roy 10,087
Independent M.Hossain 4,182
Independent N.C.Mandal 2,245
Majority 98,999 7.92 +6.12
Turnout 5,95,671 62.82 -14.07
CPI (M) hold Swing

General elections 1967-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1967 259,965 53.75 A.K.Chanda 52.73 Congress Saradish Roy 47.27 CPI(M)[4]
1971 270,782 52.77 Saradish Roy 45.39 CPI(M) Phulrenu Guha 31.01 Congress[5]
1977 255,130 48.36 Saradish Roy 50.19 CPI(M) Durga Banerjee 36.20 CPI[6]
1980 493,810 74.04 Saradish Roy 54.97 CPI(M) Pranab Mukherjee 40.72 INC(I)[7]
1984 589,190 78.26 Saradish Roy 55.09 CPI(M) Nihar Dutta 44.53 INC[8]
Bye Polls 1985 Somnath Chatterjee CPI(M) Siddhartha Shankar Ray CPI(M)<http://www.indiavotes.com/pc/byeDetail/279>
1989 711,130 79.20 Somnath Chatterjee 60.42 CPI(M) Sachidanandan Sau 36.97 INC[9]
1991 713,840 77.17 Somnath Chatterjee 56.64 CPI(M) Jivan Mukhopadhyay 24.10 Independent[10]
1996 802,300 82.10 Somnath Chatterjee 60.55 CPI(M) Sunil Das 27.98 INC[11]
1998 803,380 78.55 Somnath Chatterjee 59.55 CPI(M) Gour Hari Chandra 27.78 WBTC[12]
1999 792.87 76.43 Somnath Chatterjee 59.36 CPI(M) Suniti Chattaraj 35.53 AITC[13]
2004 770.12 74.41 Somnath Chatterjee 65.56 CPI(M) Dr. Nirmal Kumar Maji 25.26 AITC[14]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 23°40′N 87°43′E / 23.67°N 87.72°E / 23.67; 87.72