Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Durgapur Paschim
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Durgapur Paschim is located in West Bengal
Durgapur Paschim
Durgapur Paschim
Durgapur Paschim is located in India
Durgapur Paschim
Durgapur Paschim
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°33′N 87°17′E / 23.550°N 87.283°E / 23.550; 87.283Coordinates: 23°33′N 87°17′E / 23.550°N 87.283°E / 23.550; 87.283
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 277
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 39. Bardhaman-Durgapur
Electorate (year) 208,532 (2011)

Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: দুর্গাপুর পশ্চিম বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It broadly covers the area earlier covered by Durgapur I assembly constituency.


In 1952 Ausgram constituency had two members. In 1957, there was the Ondal constituency with two members. In 1962 and 1967, there was a single Durgapur seat. Additionally, there was a Faridpur seat from 1967 to 1972.

From 1972, Durgapur had two assembly seats. As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, Durgapur I and II have been renamed Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) respectively. No. 276 Durgapur Purba assembly constituency covers ward nos. 1 – 10, 23 – 28 of Durgapur municipal corporation and Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa community development block. No. 277 Durgapur Paschim assembly constituency covers ward nos. 11 – 22 and 29 – 43 of Durgapur municipal corporation.[1]

Durgapur I & II assembly segments were earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission Durgapur Purba and Durgapur Paschim are part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]

Durgapur Paschim constituency 2011[edit]

Apurba Mukherjee emerged victorious by defeating his nearest rival Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Durgapur Paschim [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Apurba Mukherjee 92,454 51.94 #
CPI(M) Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty 75,448 42.38 -17.52#
BJP Kalyan Dubey 5,434 3.05
JD(U) Sunil Yadab 2,859
BSP Sandip Sarkar 1,813
Turnout 178,008 85.36
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing #

.# Change for CPI(M) calculated on the basis of its vote percentage in 2006 in Durgapur I constituency. Trinamool Congress did not contest the seat in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bardhaman district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 8 Decrease13
Forward bloc 1 Decrease0
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)

Durgapur I constituency 1977-2010[edit]

In the bye election, caused by the death of sitting MLA, Mrinal Banerjee, held in July 2010, Archana Bhattacharya of CPI(M) defeated Bansi Badan Karmakar of Congress.[5]Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mrinal Banerjee of CPI (M) won the Durgapur I seat in 2006, 2001, and 1996 defeating Congress candidates Banshi Badan Karmakar, Chandra Sekhar Banerjee and Mrigendranath Pal respectively. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1991, 1987, 1982 and 1977.[6]

Durgapur constituency 1967-1972[edit]

Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of Congress won the Durgapur seat in 1972. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of INC won the seat in 1962.[7]

Faridpur constituency 1967-1972[edit]

Ajit Kumar Bandopadhyay of Congress won the Faridpur seat in 1972. Sanat Kumar Banerjee of CPI(M) won in 1971. Manoranjan Bakshi of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967.[7]

Ondal constituency 1957[edit]

Dhawajadhari Mondal and Ananda Gopal Mukherjee, both of Congress, won the Ondal seat in 1957.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Durgapur Paschim". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Durgapur Paschim. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Durgapur Paschim. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Bye election 2010 for 264 Durgapur I assembly constituency" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  6. ^ "264 – Durgapur I Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ a b c "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29.