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Bandwan (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Bandwan is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 238
Type Reserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency 33. Jhargram (ST)
Electorate (year) 223,641 (2011)

Bandwan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (also spelt Banduan) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 238 Bandwan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) is composed of the following: Bandwan, Barabazar and Manbazar II community development blocks.[1]

Bandwan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) is part of No. 33 Jhargram (Lok Sabha constituency) (ST).[1]

Election results


In the 2011 elections, Susanta Besra of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bandwan [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Susanta Besra 87,183 48.38 -6.72
INC Sital Chandra Hembram 65,163 36.16 #
JMM Chunaram Hembram 10,769 5.98
BJP Manika Murmu 6,912 3.84
Independent Jagran Murmu 4,217
Biswanath Baskey 2,338
Turnout 180,192 80.57
CPI(M) hold Swing #
.# Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See for details)


In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Upendra Nath Hansda of CPI(M) won the Banduan (ST) assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals Kamala Kanta Mandi of BJP and Birsing Murmu of JMM respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Lakhiram Kisku of CPI(M) defeated Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress in 1996, Birsing Murmu of JMM in 1991 and Ramprasad Hansda of Congress in 1987. Sudhansu Sekhar Majhi of CPI(M) defeated Panchanan Soren, Independent, in 1982, and Buddeswar Majhi of Congress in 1977. [5]


Sital Chandra Hembram of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Budheswar Majhi of Congress won in 1969. Kandr Majhi, Independent/ Lok Sewak Sangh, won in 1967 and 1962. Prior to that the Banduan seat was not there.[6]

1951 Barabazar cum Chandil constituency

In independent India’s first election in 1951, there was a constituency entitled Barabazar cum Chandil. The area now covered by Purulia district was then part of Bihar. Bhim Chandra Mahato and Atul Chandra Singh Bhuiya, both of Lok Sewak Sangh, won the joint seat.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Bandwan". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bandwan. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bandwan. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "233 - Banduan (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
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