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Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency)


Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency)

Existence 1962-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Saumitra Khan
Party All India Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,466,921[1]
Assembly Constituencies Barjora
Katulpur (SC)
Indas (SC)
Sonamukhi (SC)
Khandaghosh (SC)

Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Vishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency)) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Bishnupur in West Bengal. While six of the assembly seats of No. 37 Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Bankura district, one assembly segment is in Bardhaman district. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


  • Assembly segments 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
  • Election results 3
    • General election 2014 3.1
    • General election 2009 3.2
    • General elections 1962-2004 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

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. 37 Bishnupur (SC) is composed of the following segments:[2]

Prior to delimitation, Vishnupur Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Taldangra (assembly constituency no. 244), Raipur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 245), Ranibandh (ST) (assembly constituency no. 246), Indpur (SC) (assembly constituency no. 247), Vishnupur (assembly constituency no. 253), Kotulpur (assembly constituency no. 254) and Indas (SC) (assembly constituency no. 255).

Members of Parliament

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Third 1962-67 Bishnupur Pashupati Mandal Indian National Congress [4]
Fourth 1967-71 Pashupati Mandal Indian National Congress[5]
Fifth 1971-77 Ajit Kumar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
Sixth 1977-80 Ajit Kumar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Seventh 1980-84 Ajit Kumar Saha Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Eighth 1984-89 Ajit Kumar Saha Communist Party of India (Marist)[9]
Ninth 1989-91 Sukhendu Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Tenth 1991-96 Sukhendu Khan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Eleventh 1996-98 Sandhya Bauri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Twelfth 1998-99 Sandhya Bauri Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Sandhya Bauri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Susmita Bauri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Susmita Bauri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Saumitra Khan All India Trinamool Congress[17]

Election results

General election 2014

Indian general elections, 2014: Bishnupur[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Saumitra Khan 578870
CPI(M) Susmita Bauri 429185
BJP Dr. Jayanta Mondal 179530
INC Narayan Chandra Khan 27054
BSP Jagadananda Roy 10127
BMP Joydeb Bauri 7816
Independent Tarani Roy 6854
Independent Dinesh Lohar 6820
SUCI(C) Sadananda Mandal 4886
Turnout 1,272,070[1] 86.72
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing
 Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha

General election 2009

General Election, 2009: Bishnupur[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Susmita Bauri 541,075
AITMC Seuli Saha 411,709
BJP Jayanta Mondal 41,908
JMM Tapas Das 21,634
Independent Uma Kanta Bhakat 17,727
Independent Uttam Bouri 11,280
BSP Manik Bauri 8,816
Turnout 1,054,188 85.16
CPI(M) hold Swing

General elections 1962-2004

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:
Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1962 214,661 45.63 Pashupati Mandal 52.94 Indian National Congress Biswanath Bauri 27.54 Communist Party of India[4]
1967 315,034 60.58 Pashupati Mandal 49.12 Indian National Congress M.M.Mallick 35.45 Bangla Congress[5]
1971 316,885 50.14 Ajit Kumar Saha 33.29 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Guru Pada Khan 32.46 Indian National Congress[6]
1977 376,330 62.60 Ajit Kumar Saha 67.30 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gour Chandra Lohar 31.39 Indian National Congress[7]
1980 527,720 76.18 Ajit Kumar Saha 58.27 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tulsi Das Mandal 36.81 Indian National Congress (I)[8]
1984 613,200 80.50 Ajit Kumar Saha 54.77 Communst Party of India (Marxist) Gour Chandra Lohar 42.17 Indian National Congress[9]
1989 744,880 82.12 Sukhendu Khan 59.78 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jayanta Kumar Mallick 34.20 Indian National Congress[10]
1991 738, 610 78.99 Sukhendu Khan 58.57 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sadhan Majhi 32.18 Indian National Congress[11]
1996 851,260 84.13 Sandhya Bauri 58.14 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Ashis Rajak 25.99 Indian National Congress[12]
1998 862,530 81.06 Sandhya Bauri 56.79 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Purnima Lohar 36.28 All India Trinamool Congress[13]
1999 846,340 78.96 Sandhya Bauri 57.89 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Adhibas Duley 36.13 All India Trinamool Congress[14]
2004 806,910 76.64 Susmita Bauri 64.28 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Janardan Saha 23.14 All India Trinamool Congress[15]

In 1951 and 1957 Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency), then covering the Bishnupur area also, had two seats with one reserved for Scheduled Castes

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