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Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kashipur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 244
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 35. Purulia
Electorate (year) 188,082 (2011)

Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an open seat from 2011 but as earlier reserved for scheduled tribes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 244 Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Kashipur community development block; Hura, Jabarrah, Kalabani, Keshargarh, Ladhurka, Lakhanpur and Rakhera Bishpuri gram panchayats of Hura community development block. [1]

Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]It was earlier part of Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kashipur [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Swapan Kumar Belthariya 69,492 44.73 +9.03#
CPI(M) Subhas Chandra Mahata 65,771 42.33 -13.75
JMM Satrughna Murmu 4,240 2.73
BJP Prasanta Singha Deo 3,933 2.53
Independent Dilip Mahato 3,671
JDP Manilal Hembram 2,653
Turnout 155,376 82.61
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 22.78#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See for details)


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Rabindranath Hembram of CPI(M) won the Kashipur seat defeating Anath Bandhu Patar of Trinamool Congress, Buddheswar Saren of Trinamool Congress, and Subhas Chandra Patar of Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Surendranath Majhi of CPI(M) defeated Nandalal Saren of Congress in 1991, Anil Baran Murmu of Congress in 1987, Subhas Chandra Patar of Congress in 1982 and Rampada Majhi of Janata Party in 1977.[6]


Madan Mohan Mahato of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Prabir Kumar Mallick of CPI won in 1969. N.S.Deo of Congress won in 1967. Budhan Majhi of Congress won in 1962. Ledu Majhi, Independent, and Budhan Majhi, Congress, won the Kashipur joint seat in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, there was a joint seat entitled Kashipur cum Raghunathpur. Budhan Majhi of Congress and Ananda Prasad Chakrabarty, Independent, won in 1951.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  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. ^ "Kashipur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kashipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kashipur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "242 - Kashipur (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
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