Hirapur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
Hirapur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Hirapur is the police station for the Burnpur area and the assembly constituency covered that area.
Hirapur assembly constituency was part of Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency). As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission Hirapur ceased to be an assembly constituency from 2011. The area is now covered under Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Amitava Mukhopadhyay of CPI(M) won the Hirapur assembly seat in 2006, defeating his nearest rival Moloy Ghatak of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Moloy Ghatak of Trinamool Congress defeated Dilip Ghosh (Independent). In 1996, Shyamadas Banerjee of Congress defeated Mumtaz Hussein of Janata Dal. In 1991, Mumtaz Hussein of JD defeated Suhrid Basu Mallick of Congress. In 1987, Suhrid Basu Mallick of Congress defeated Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI (M). In 1982, Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI (M) defeated Shibdas Ghatak of Congress. In 1977, Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI (M) defeated Santimoy Aich of Congress.
In 1972, Triptimoy Aich of Congress won the Hirapur seat. In 1971 and 1969, Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI (M) won the seat. In 1967, Shibdas Ghatak of Congress won the seat. In 1962, Dr. Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress won the seat. In 1957, Taher Hossain (Independent) won the seat. Prior to that the Burnpur area was part of Asansol assembly constituency.
- "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "259 - Hirapur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- Bandopadhyay, Santimoy, Asansol Parikrama (History of Asansol), (Bengali), pp157-158, Trinity Trust, Election results 1957-1972.