Malhara (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Malhara Vidhan Sabha constituency (formerly, Malehra) (Hindi: मलहरा विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 230 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency came into existence in 1951, as one of the 48 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the erstwhile Vindhya Pradesh state, but it was abolished in 1956. It again came into existence in 1961, following delimitation of the legislative assembly constituencies.
Malhara (constituency number 53) is one of the 6 Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in Chhatarpur district. This constituency covers the entire Bada Malhara tehsil, Bakswaha nagar panchayat and part of Bijawar tehsil of the district.
Malhara is part of Damoh Lok Sabha constituency along with seven other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely, Deori, Rehli and Banda in Sagar district and Pathariya, Damoh, Jabera and Hatta in Damoh district.
Members of Legislative Assembly
As from a constituency of Vindhya Pradesh:
As from a constituency of Madhya Pradesh:
- 1962: Hans Raj, Indian National Congress
- 1967: Govind Singh Ju Deo, Independent
- 1972: Dashrath, Indian National Congress
- 1977: Jang Bahadur Singh, Janata Party
- 1980: Kapur Chand Ghuwara, Communist Party of India
- 1985: Shivraj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
- 1990: Ashok Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party
- 1993: Uma Yadav, Indian National Congress
- 1998: Swami Prasad, Bharatiya Janata Party
- 2003: Uma Bharti, Bharatiya Janata Party
- 2006 (by-election): Kapur Chand Ghuwara, Bharatiya Janata Party
- 2008: Rekha Yadav, Bharatiya Janshakti Party2013: Rekha Yadav(BJP)
- "District/Assembly List". Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh website. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Statistical Report on General Election, 1951 to the Legislative Assembly of Vindhya Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 5.
- "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. pp. 231, 250.
- "Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha General Elections - 2008 (in Hindi)" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh website. Retrieved 23 February 2011.