Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Suri is located in West Bengal
Suri is located in India
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°55′N 87°32′E / 23.917°N 87.533°E / 23.917; 87.533Coordinates: 23°55′N 87°32′E / 23.917°N 87.533°E / 23.917; 87.533
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Constituency No. 285
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 42. Birbhum
Electorate (year) 198,677 (2011)

Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Rajnagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceases to exist from 2011. In West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Suri will be one of the 22 seats to have VVPAT enabled electronic voting machines.[1]


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 285 Suri(Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Suri municipality, Suri I community development block, Rajnagar community development block, and Chinpai, Gohaliara, Parulia and Sahapur gram panchayats of Dubrajpur community development block.[2]

Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 election, Swapan Kanti Ghosh of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Abdul Ghaffar of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Suri [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Swapan Kanti Ghosh 88,244 51.57 +5.15#
CPI(M) Abdul Gaffar 69,127 40.40 -8.11
BJP Partha Pratim De 6,649 3.89
Independent Maniruddin Sheikh 3,926
Independent Ujjwal Kumar Sow Mondal 2,009
Independent Rabilal Hembram 1,168
Turnout 171,123 86.13
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing +13.26#

.# 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 state assembly elections Tapan Roy of CPI(M) won the Suri assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Swapan Kanti Ghosh of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Braja Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Suniti Chattaraj of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Suniti Chattaraj of Congress defeated Tapan Roy of CPI(M) in 1996. Tapan Roy of CPI(M) defeated Suniti Chattaraj of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Suniti Chattaraj of Congress defeated Keshab Das of CPI(M) in 1982 and Arun Kumar Chowdhury in 1977. [6]


Suniti Chattaraj of Congress won in 1972. Protiva Mukherjee of SUC in 1971 and 1969. Baidyanath Bandopadhyay of Congress won in 1967 and 1962. In 1957 and 1951 Suri was a joint seat with one seat being reserved for scheduled tribes. Turku Hansda of CPI and Mihirlal Chatterjee of PSP won in 1957. Nishapati Majhi and Gopika Bilas Sengupta, both of Congress, won in 1951.[7]


  1. ^ "Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry VVPAT Usage". 
  2. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Suri". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Suri. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Suri. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  6. ^ "288 - Suri Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01.