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Daspur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Daspur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 230
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 32. Ghatal
Electorate (year) 242,252 (2011)

Daspur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 230 Daspur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Daspur II community development block, and Basudevpur, Daspur I, Daspur II, Nandanpur I, Nandanpur II and Panchberia gram panchayats of Daspur I community development block.[1]

Daspur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 32 Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]It was earlier part of Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency).

Election results

By-election 2012

In 2012, a by-election was necessitated by the death of sitting Trinamool Congress MLA Ajit Bhunia. Mamata Bhunia of AITC defeated her nearest rival Samar Mukherjee of CPI(M) by 18,928 votes.[2]


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Daspur [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Ajit Bhunia 109,048 54.76 +4.08#
CPI(M) Sunil Adhikari 84,121 42.24 -7.08
BJP Sujit Pain 5,966 3.00
Turnout 199,135 82.2
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 11.16#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Paschim Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 2 Increase0
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 Decrease7
Communist Party of India 1 Decrease1
DSP(PC) 1 Decrease0

Note: Constituency abolished – 1 (See for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Sunil Adhikari of CPI(M) won the Daspur assembly seat, defeating his nearest rival, Ajit Bhunia of Trinamool Congress. Ajit Bhunia of Trinamool Congress defeated Chaittaranajan Mukhopadhyay of CPI(M). in 2001. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Chittaranjan Mukhopadhyay of CPI(M) defeated Jagannanth Goswami of Congress in 1996. Prabhas Phadikar of CPI(M) defeated Asit Bandopadhyay of Congress in 1991, Paresh Mondal of Congress in 1987, Sudhir Bera of Congress in 1982, and Bankim Chandra Sasmal of Janata Party.[6]


Sudhir Chandra Bera of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Mrigendra Bhattacharya of CPI(M) won in 1969. B.C.Sasmal of Congress won in 1967. Mrigendra Bhattacharya of CPI won in 1962. Bhabani Ranjan Panja of Congress won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 the Daspur seat was won by Mrigendra Bhattacharya of CPI.[7]


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