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Manbazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Manbazar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 243
Type Reserved for ST
Lok Sabha constituency 35. Purulia
Electorate (year) 200,549 (2011)

Manbazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled tribes from 2011. Earlier it was an open seat.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 243 Manbazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) is composed of the following: Manbazar I and Puncha community development blocks; Chatumadar, Daldali and Manguria Lalpur gram panchayats of Hura community development block.[1]

Manbazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Manbazar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sandhyarani Tudu 78,520 47.02 +1.97#
CPI(M) Himani Hansda 73,354 43.93 -5.58#
BJP Gouri Sardar 4,476 2.68
JMM Balahari Murmu 3,175
Independent Lakshi Kanta Soren 2,114
Turnout 166,995 83.27
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 7.55#
.# 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 and 2001 state assembly elections, Shamya Pyari Mahato of CPI(M) won the Manbazar assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Trinamool Congress and Sitaram Mahato of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kamalakanta Mahato of CPI(M) defeated Sitaram Mahato of Congress in 1996, Nirmal Prasad Mahato of Congress in 1991, and Sitaram Mahato of Congress in 1987 and 1982. Nakul Chandra Mahata of CPI(M) defeated Sitaram Mahato of Congress in 1977.[5]


Sitaram Mahato of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Girish Mahato of Lok Sewak Sangh/ Independent won in 1969, 1967 and 1962. In 1957 Manbazar was a joint seat with one seat reserved for ST. Chaitan Majhi and Satya Kinkar Mahato, both contesting as Independents, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, there was a joint seat entitled Manbazar cum Patamda. The areas now forming part of Purulia district was then part of Bihar. Nitai Singh Sardar and Satya Kinkar Mahato, both of Lok Sewak Sangh won in 1951.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Manbazar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Manbazar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Manbazar. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "234 - Manbazar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
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