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Jhalda (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Year established 1951
Year abolished 2011
Lok Sabha constituency Purulia

Jhalda (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Jhalda (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceased to exist from 2011.[1]

It was part of Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results


In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Nepal Mahata, Congress/ Independent, won the Jhalda assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals, Ashim Singha of Forward Bloc and Satya Ranjan Mahato of Forward Bloc. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Satya Ranjan Mahato of Forward Bloc defeated Subhas Chandra Mahato of Congress in 1996, 1991 and 1987. Subhas Chandra Mahato of Congress defeated Satya Ranjan Mahato of Forward Bloc in 1982. Satya Ranjan Mahato of Forward Bloc defeated Subhas Chandra Mahato of Congress in 1977.[3]


Kinkar Mahato of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Debendra Nath Mahato of Congress won in 1969. C.Mahato of Forward Bloc won in 1967. Debendra Nath Mahato of Congress won in 1962, 1957 and in independent India’s first election in 1951 when the areas now in Purulia district were part of Bihar.[4]


  1. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ "237 - Jhalda Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

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