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Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Goghat is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 201
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 29. Arambagh (SC)
Electorate (year) 193,284 (2011)

Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) 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. 201 Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Goghat I and Goghat II community development blocks[1]

Goghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is part of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Goghat Radha Krishna Pal Independent[2]
1957 No seat
1962 No seat
1967 Ajit Kumar Biswas All India Forward Bloc[3]
1969 Ajit Kumar Biswas All India Forward Bloc[4]
1971 Madan Mohan Medda Indian National Congress[5]
1972 Madan Mohan Medda Indian National Congress[6]
1977 Manuram Roy Janata Party[7]
1982 Shiba Prasad Malick All India Forward Block[8]
1987 Shiba Prasad Malick All India Forward Bloc [9]
1991 Shiba Prasad Malick All India Forward Bloc[10]
1996 Shiba Prasad Mallick All India Forward Bloc[11]
2001 Shiba Prasad Malick All India Forward Bloc[12]
2006 Niranjan Pandit All India Forward Bloc[13]
2011 Biswanath Karak All India Forward Bloc[14]

Election results


In the 2011 election, Bishwanath Karak of AIFB defeated his nearest rival Debashish Medda of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Goghat (SC) constituency[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Biswanath Karak 86,514 49.04 -20.72
INC Debasish Medda 82,249 46.62 +16.38#
BJP Sukumar Bag 7,657 4.34
Turnout 176,420 91.28
Forward Bloc hold Swing -37.10#
.# 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[13] Niranjan Pandit of Forward Bloc won the Goghat assembly seat (SC) defeating Bishnupada Pakhira of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Shiba Prasad Malick of Forward Block won the seat five times defeating Congress candidates Haradhan Santra in 2001,[12] Lakshmi Charan Kanri in 1996,[11] Sove Dhara in 1991,[10] Nanu Ram Roy in 1987[9] and Madan Mohan Medda in 1982.[8] Manuram Roy of Janata Party defeated Arati Biswas of Forward Bloc in 1977.[7][16]


Madan Mohan Medda of Congress won in 1972[6] and 1971.[5] Ajit Kumar Biswas of Forward Bloc won in 1969[4] and 1967.[3] The Goghat seat was not there in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951,[2] Radha Krishna Pal, Independent, won the Goghat seat.


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