Murarai (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Murarai is located in West Bengal
Murarai is located in India
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°27′N 87°52′E / 24.450°N 87.867°E / 24.450; 87.867Coordinates: 24°27′N 87°52′E / 24.450°N 87.867°E / 24.450; 87.867
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Constituency No. 294
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 42. Birbhum
Electoral system First past the post

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


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 294 Murarai (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Murarai I community development block, and Amdole, Jajigram, Mitrapur, Nandigram, Paikar I and Paikar II gram panchayats of Murarai II community development block.[1]

Murarai (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 elections, Nure Alam Chowdhury of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Dr. Kamre Elahi of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Murarai [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Nure Alam Chowdhury 77,817 47.75 -0.03#
CPI(M) Dr. Kamre Elahi 73,414 45.05 -2.65
BJP Sudhiranjan Das Goswami 4,961 3.04
BSP Shiblal Sardar 3,074 1.89
Independent Md. Ejrail 2,471
Janata Party Mir Mukid Hazi Rekib 1,228
Turnout 162,965 86.06
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing +2.62#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Birbhum district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 6 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease4
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease2
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1

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


In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Dr. Qamre Elahi of CPI(M) won the Murarai assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Dr. Motahar Hossain of Congress /Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Dr. Motahar Hossain of Congress defeated Moyazzem Hossain of CPI(M) in 1996, Durgadas Ghosh of CPI(M) in 1991 and 1987, Matiur Rahman of CPI(M) in 1982 and Bazle Ahammad of CPI(M) in 1977.[5]


Dr. Motahar Hossain of Congress won in 1972. Bazle Ahmed of SUC won in 1971 and 1969. B.Ahmad, Independent, won in 1967. Shamsuddin Ahammad of RSP won in 1962. The Murarai seat did not exist in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Jogendra Narayan Das of KMPP won.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Murarai". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Murarai. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Murarai. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  5. ^ "294 – Murarai Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01.