Katulpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Katulpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°00′45″N 87°35′37″E / 23.01250°N 87.59361°E / 23.01250; 87.59361Coordinates: 23°00′45″N 87°35′37″E / 23.01250°N 87.59361°E / 23.01250; 87.59361
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Constituency No. 256
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 37. Bishnupur
Electorate (year) 189,915 (2011)

Katulpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes from 2011. Prior to that it was an open seat.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 256 Katulpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Deshrahkoyalpara, Gopinathpur, Kotulpur, Lego, Mirzapur and Sihar gram panchayats of Kotulpur community development block; Gelia, Jagannathpur, Kuchiakol, Maynapur, Salda, Uttarbarh, Hetia, Routkhanda and Shyamnagar gram panchayats of Joypur community development block.[1]

Katulpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 37 Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]

2014 bye election[edit]

The bypoll to the Kotulpur seat was necessitated after sitting MLA of Congress Soumitra Khan Switched To Trinamool Congress & Elected as MP of Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency.

West Bengal state assembly bye election, 2014: Kotulpur constituency[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Shyamal Santra 98,878 52.64 -25.98
CPI(M) Sital Kaibartya 58,521 31.15 -7.47
BJP Lakshmi Kanta Majumdar 23,037 12.26
INC Akshay Santra 7,419 3.95
Turnout 1,90,898 100.4%
AITMC gain from INC Swing

Percentage swing with respect to General Election 2011.


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Katulpur [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Soumitra Khan 83,355 47.40 +12.13#
CPI(M) Purnima Bagdi 81,922 46.59 -18.14
BJP Tarun Kotal 6,180 3.51
SUCI(C) Mohan Santra 4,389
Turnout 175,846 92.59
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing 30.27#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bankura district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Kalpana Koley of CPI(M) won the Katulpur assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Aloka Sen Majumdar of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Manashi Ghose of CPI(M) defeated Sunil Das of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Gouripada Dutta of CPI(M) defeated Nikhil Bose of Congress in 1996, Akshay Kumar Koley of Congress in 1991, and Bablu Kolay of Congress in 1987. Gunadhar Choudhury of CPI(M) defeated Aksay Kumar Koley of Congress in 1982 and 1977.[6]


Akshay Kumar Kolay of Congress won in 1972. Jatadhari Mukhopadhyay of CPI(M) won in 1971, Niranjan Bhadra of Bangla Congress won in 1969. S.Sarkar of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Jagannath Kolay of Congress won in 1962 and 1957. Prior to that the Katulpur seat was not there.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Mamata Banerjee wins assembly bypoll". PTI, 28 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Katulpur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Katulpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Katulpur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "254 - Kotulpur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03.