Sonamukhi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Sonamukhi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Sonamukhi is located in India
Sonamukhi (India)
Coordinates: 23°18′00″N 87°25′00″E / 23.30000°N 87.41667°E / 23.30000; 87.41667Coordinates: 23°18′00″N 87°25′00″E / 23.30000°N 87.41667°E / 23.30000; 87.41667
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.258
TypeReserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency37. Bishnupur
Electorate (year)180,316 (2011)

Sonamukhi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 258 Sonamukhi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Sonamukhi municipality; Sonamukhi community development block; and Belut Rasulpur, Beersingha, Hamirpur, Narayanpur and Patrasayar gram panchayats of Patrasayer community development block.[1]

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

Election results[edit]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Sonamukhi [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dipali Saha 82,199 49.80 +11.34#
CPI (M) Monoranjan Chongre 74,910 45.38 -11.01
BJP Madhab Bagdi 7,961 4.62
Turnout 165,070 91.54
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing 22.35#

.# 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, Niresh Bagdi of CPI(M) won the Sonamukhi assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Dipali Saha of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sukhendu Khan of CPI(M) defeated Dipali Saha of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Haradhan Bauri of CPI(M) defeated Pulakesh Saha of Congress in 1996 and Sastidhar Bagdi of Congress in 1991. Sukhendu Khan of CPI(M) defeated Kallol Saha of Congress in 1987, Sasthi Bauri of Congress in 1982 and Kanai Saha of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Gurupada Khan of Congress won in 1972. Sukhendu Khan of CPI(M) won in 1971 and 1969. K.Saha of Congress won in 1967. The Sonamukhi seat was not there in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1952, the Sonamukhi dual seat was won by Shishuram Mandal and Bhabataran Chakrabarty, both of Congress.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  2. ^ "Sonamukhi". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Sonamukhi. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Sonamukhi. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "256 - Sonamukhi (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-04-03.