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Howrah Madhya (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Howrah Madhya (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Howrah Madhya
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Howrah Madhya is located in West Bengal
Howrah Madhya
Howrah Madhya
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Constituency No 171
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 25. Howrah
Electorate (year) 223,616 (2011)

Howrah Madhya (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Howrah Central) is an assembly constituency in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


  • Overview 1
  • Members of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2011 3.1
    • 1977-2006 3.2
    • 1967-1972 3.3
    • 1951-1962 3.4
      • Howrah North 3.4.1
      • Howrah West 3.4.2
      • Howrah East 3.4.3
  • References 4


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 171 Howrah Madhya (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 17 to 20, 24 to 34, 36, 37 and 42 of Howrah municipal corporation.[1]

Howrah Madhya (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 25 Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Howrah North Biren Banerjee Communist Party of India[2]
Howrah South Beni Charan Dutta Indian National Congress[2]
Howrah West Bankim Chandra Kar Indian National Congress[2]
Howrah East Saila Kumar Mukhopadhyay Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Howrah North Samar Mukhopadhyay Communist Party of India[3]
Howrah South Kanai Lal Bhattacharya All India Forward Bloc[3]
Howrah West Bankim Chandra Kar Indian National Congress[3]
Howrah East Beni Charan Dutta Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Howrah North Saila Mukherjee Indian National Congress[4]
Howrah South Kanai Lal Bhattacharya All India Forward Bloc[4]
Howrah West Anadi Dass Independent[4]
Howrah East Bejoy Bhattacharya Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Howrah Central D.Mitra Indian National Congress[5]
1969 Anadi Das Revolutionary Communist Party of India[6]
1971 Sudhin Kumar Revolutionary Communist Party of India[7]
1972 Mrityunjoy Banerjee Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Sudhindra Nath Kumar Independent[9]
1982 Ambica Banerjee Indian National Congress[10]
1987 Ambica Banerjee Indian National Congress[11]
1991 Ambica Banerjee Indian National Congress[12]
1996 Ambica Banerjee Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Ambica Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[14]
2006 Arup Ray Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
2011 Howrah Madhya Aroop Roy All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results


In the 2011 election, Aroop Roy (Apu) of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Arup Ray(Tukun)of CPI(M).
West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Howrah Madhya constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Aroop Roy (Apu) 103,184 62.07 +7.50#
CPI(M) Arup Ray (Tukun) 52,514 31.59 -10.70
BJP Mousumi Biswas 6,223 3.74
Independent Sunil Dalui 1,594
JD(U) Vikram Singh Grewal 1,071
BSP Shibchandra Ram 690
Independent Sujit Roy 658
Independent Pratap Banerjee 30
Turnout 166,242 74.34
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 18.20#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Howrah district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease11
Forward bloc 0 Decrease3


In the 2006 state assembly elections[15] Arup Ray of CPI(M) won the Howrah Central assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Ambica Banerjee of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001,[14] 1996,[13] 1991,[12] 1987[11] and 1982[10] state assembly elections, Ambica Banerjee of Trinamool Congress/ Congress defeated Subir Ranjan Das of CPI(M) in 2001, Sureswar Dutta of Janata Dal in 1996 and 1991, Sankar Mondol, Independent, in 1987, and Sudhin Kumar in 1982. Sudhindra Nath Kumar, Independent, defeated Sukumar Banerjee of Janata Party in 1977.[9][18]


Mrityunjoy Banerjee of Congress won in 1972.[8] Sudhin Kumar of RCPI won in 1971,[7] Anadi Das of RCPI won in 1969.[6] D.Mitra of Congress won in 1967.[5]


During the period Howrah had four Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

Howrah North

Saila Mukherjee of Congress won in 1962.[4] Samar Mukhopadhyay of CPI won in 1957.[3] Biren Banerjee of CPI won in 1951.[2]

Howrah West

Anadi Dass, Independent, won in 1962.[4] Bankim Chandra Kar of Congress won in 1957[3] and 1951.[2]

Howrah East

Bejoy Bhattacharyya of Congress won in 1962.[4] Beni Chandra Dutta of Congress won in 1957.[3] Saila Kumar Mukhopdhyay of Congress won in 1951.[2]

For results of Howrah South constituency see Howrah Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


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