Farakka (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Farakka
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Farakka is located in West Bengal
Farakka
Farakka
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.817°N 87.900°E / 24.817; 87.900Coordinates: 24°49′N 87°54′E / 24.817°N 87.900°E / 24.817; 87.900
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Constituency No 55
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 8. Maldaha Dakshin
Electorate (year) 152,882 (2011)

Farakka (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 55 Farakka (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Farakka community development block and Gajinagar Malancha and Kanchantala gram panchayats of Samserganj community development block.[1]

Farakka (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 8 Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Jangipur (Lok Sabha constituency).

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Farakka Mahammad Giasuddin Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Mahammad Giasuddin Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Mahammad Giasuddin Indian National Congress[4]
1967 T.A.N.Nabi Bangla Congress[5]
1969 Shadat Hossain Bangla Congress[6]
1971 Jerat Ali Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1972 Jerat Ali Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1977 Abul Hasnat Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Abul Hasnat Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Abul Hasnat Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Abul Hasnat Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
1996 Mainul Haque Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Mainul Haque Indian National Congress[14]
2006 Mainul Haque Indian National Congress[15]
2011 Mainul Haque Indian National Congress[16]

Election results[edit]

2011[edit]

In the 2011 elections, Mainul Hague of Congress defeated his nearest rival Abdus Salam of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Farakka constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Mainul Haque 52,780 38.77 –13.97#
CPI(M) Abdus Salam 48,041 35.29 –7.38
BJP Hemanta Ghosh 26,696 19.61
Independent Sanu Seikh 3,914 2.88
BSP Satrughna Rabidas 1,314
Indian Unity Centre Md. Safikul Islam 1,250
SDPI Mahah Saijul Hoque 1,122
MLKSC Baidul Haque 1,010
Turnout 136,127 89.04
INC hold Swing −6.59#

Sanu Seikh, contesting as an independent, was a Congress rebel.[18]

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Murshidabad district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 14 Increase8
Trinamool Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 5 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Decrease4
Samajwadi Party 1 Decrease0
Forward bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 1 (See template talk page for details)


1977–2006[edit]

In the 2006,[15] 2001[14] and 1996[13] state assembly elections, Mainul Haque of Congress won the Farakka assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Abdus Salam, Mir Tarekul Islam and Abul Hasnat Khan, all of CPI(M), respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abul Hasnat Khan of CPI(M) defeated Mainul Haque and Mainul Sheikh, both of Congress, in 1991[12] and 1987[11] respectively, and Jerat Ali, Independent, in 1982[10] and 1977.[9][19]

1951–1972[edit]

Jerat Ali of CPI(M) won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Shadat Hossain of Bangla Congress won in 1969.[6] T.A.N.Nabi of Bangla Congress won in 1967.[5] Mahammad Giasuddin of Congress won in 1962,[4] 1957[3] and in independent India’s first election in 1951.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Farakka. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Murshidabad, Birbhum Independents pose problems for official candidates". The Statesman. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "50 - Farakka Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 September 2010.