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Dhanekhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Dhanekhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Dhanekhali is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 196
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 28. Hooghly
Electorate (year) 222,502 (2011)

Dhanekhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (archaic spelling: Dhaniakhali) is an assembly constituency in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


  • Overview 1
  • Members of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2011 3.1
    • 1977-2006 3.2
    • 1951-1972 3.3
  • References 4


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 197 Dhanekhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Belmuri, Bhastara, Dashghara I, Dashghara II, Dhanekhali I, Dhanekhali II, Gurap, Gurbari I, Gurbari II, Khajurdaha Milki, Mandra, Somaspur I and Somaspur II gram panchayats of Dhaniakhali community development block, and Babnan, Dadpur, Makalpur and Satithan gram panchayats of Polba-Dadpur community development block.[1]

Dhanekhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is part of No. 28 Hooghly (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Dhaniakhali Dhirendra Narayan Mukherjee Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Radha Nath Das Indian National Congress[3]
D.N.Mukherjee Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Birendra Chaudhury Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[5]
1969 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[6]
1971 Kashi Nath Roy Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1972 Kashi Nath Patra Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[9]
1982 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[10]
1987 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[11]
1991 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[12]
1996 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[13]
2001 Kripa Sindhu Saha All India Forward Bloc[14]
2006 Ajit Patra All India Forward Bloc[15]
2011 Dhanekhali Ashima Patra All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Dhanekhali (SC) constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Ashima Patra 100,529 51.18 +14.53#
Forward Bloc Srabani Sarkar 84,252 42.89 -20.46
BJP Kripa Sindhu Roy 4,334 2.21
CPI(ML) Liberation Tarun Bauldas 4,276 2.18
JDP Amit Mandal 3,042
Turnout 196,433 88.28
AITMC gain from Forward Bloc Swing 34.99#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Hooghly district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase14
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease12
Forward bloc 1 Decrease2
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 1, constituencies abolished – 2


In the 2006 state assembly elections,[15] Ajit Patra of Forward Bloc won the Dhaniakhali assembly seat defeating Jitendra Nath Sarkar of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kripa Sindu Saha of Forward Bloc defeated Asima Patra representing Trinamool Congress in 2001[14] and Congress in 1996[13]and 1991,[12] and Kashinath Patra of Congress in 1987,[11] 1982 [10]and 1977.[9][18]


Kashi Nath Patra of Congress won in 1972.[8] Kashi Nath Roy of CPI(M) won in 1971.[7] Kripa Sindhu Saha of Forward Bloc won in 1969[6] and 1967.[5] Birendra Chaudhury of Congress won in 1962.[4] In 1957[3] Dhaniakhali was a double seat. It was won by Radha Nath Das and D.N.Mukherjee, both of Congress. In independent India’s first election in 1951[2] the Dhaniakhali seat was won by Dhirendra Narayan Mukherjee of Congress.


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