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Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency)

Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Satabdi Roy
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2009
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,221,893
Assembly Constituencies Dubrajpur (SC)
Sainthia (SC)

Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the western part of Birbhum district in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Birbhum district. The seat was reserved for scheduled castes from 1962 to 2004, but was declared a free seat from 2009 general elections.

Assembly segments

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 42 Birbhum is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[1]

Prior to delimitation, Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Election results

General Election, 2009: Birbhum[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Satabdi Roy 486,553
CPI(M) Braja Mukherjee 425,034
BJP Tapas Mukherjee 47,068
Samajwadi Party Asgar Ali 17,177
BSP Radheshyam Singh 13,388
JMM Shib Ratan Sharma 1,591
Turnout 1,017,493 83.27
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing

Elections prior to 2009

Results of elections prior to 2009 are summarised below


Year Winner Party
1951[4] Kamal Krishna Das Congress
Anil Kumar Chanda Congress
1957[5][6] Anil Kumar Chanda Congress
Kamal Krishna Das Congress
1962[7] Sisir Kumar Saha Congress
1967[8] Sisir Kumar Saha Congress
1971[9] Gadadhar Saha CPI(M)


Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1977[10] 288.120 52.08 Gadadhar Saha 49.00 CPI(M) Birendaban Saha 38.04 INC
1980 441,810 67.18 Gadadhar Saha 51.91 CPI(M) Badal Chandra Bagdi 42.48 INC(I)
1984 563,390 74.98 Gadadhar Saha 50.32 CPI(M) Badal Bagdi 47.88 INC
1989 692,220 76.28 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 50.88 CPI(M) Badal Bagdi 41.77 INC
1991 692,510 75.21 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 49.71 CPI(M) Subhendu Mondal 25.47 INC
1996 827,370 83.18 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 50.35 CPI(M) Mamata Saha 36.48 INC
1998 789,910 76.83 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 69.07 CPI(M) Dr. Madan Lal Choudhury 28.23 BJP
1999 734,170 70.33 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 51.65 CPI(M) Dr. Madan Lal Choudhury 29.93 BJP
2004 724, 090 70.31 Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 51.42 CPI(M) Gopal Chadra Das 24.95 INC


See also

Coordinates: 23°55′00″N 87°32′00″E / 23.9167°N 87.5333°E / 23.9167; 87.5333

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