Rampurhat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Rampurhat is located in West Bengal
Rampurhat is located in India
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 24°10′N 87°47′E / 24.167°N 87.783°E / 24.167; 87.783Coordinates: 24°10′N 87°47′E / 24.167°N 87.783°E / 24.167; 87.783
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Constituency No. 291
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 42. Birbhum
Electoral system First past the post

Rampurhat (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. 291 Rampurhat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Rampurhat munuicipality, Rampurhat I community development block and Bharkata, Gonpur, Hinglow, Kapista, Rampur and Sekedda gram panchayats of Mohammad Bazar community development block.[1]

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

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 elections, Ashish Banerjee of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Rebati Bhattacharya of AIFB.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Rampurhat [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Asish Banerjee 75,066 45.8 -7.06#
Forward Bloc Rebati Bhattacharya 64,828 39.55 -2.04
BJP Subhasis Choudhury 17,815 10.87
Independent Mahesh Kisku 3,769
CPI(ML) Liberation Prodyot Mukherjee 242
Turnout 163,905 86.31
Trinamool Congress hold Swing -5.56#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. For Trinamool Congress alone the swing was -0.02%.

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 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Asish Banerjee of Trinamool Congress won the Rampurhat assembly constituency defeating Nirad Baran Mandal of Forward Bloc in 2006, and Md. Hannan of Forward Bloc in 2001. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Md. Hannan of Forward Block defeated Satyendra Nath Das of BJP in 1996. Sashanka Mondal of Forward Bloc defeated Satyendra Nath Das of BJP in 1991, Ananda Gopal Roy of Congress in 1982 and Tapas Kumar Mukhopadhyay of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Ananda Gopal Roy of Congress won in 1972. Braja Mohan Mukherjee of CPI(M) won in 1971. Sasanka Sekhar Mongal of Forward Bloc won in 1969 and 1967. Niharika Majumdar of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 and 1951 Rampurhat was a joint seat. Gobardhan Das of CPI and Durgapada Das, Independent, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Panchanan Let and Srikumar Bandopadhyay, both of Forward Block, won.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Rampurhat". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rampurhat. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Rampurhat. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  5. ^ "291 – Rampurhat 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.