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Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Medinipur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 236
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 214,381 (2011)

Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Midnapore) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 236 Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Midnapore municipality, Chandra, Dherua, Monidaha and Tantigeria gram panchayats of Midnapore Sadar community development block and Bankibandh, Garhmal, Karnagarh, Kashijora and Shatpati gram panchayats of Salboni community development block.[1]

Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1957 Anjali Khan Indian National Congress[2]
1962 Syed Shamsul Bari Indian National Congress[3]
1967 Kamakhya Charan Ghosh Communist Party of India[4]
1969 Kamakhya Charan Ghosh Communist Party of India[5]
1971 Biswanath Mukherjee Communist Party of India[6]
1972 Biswanath Mukherjee Communist Party of India[7]
1977 Bankim Behari Pal Janata Party[8]
1982 Kamakhya Charan Ghosh Communist Party of India[9]
1987 Kamakhya Charan Ghosh Communist Party of India[10]
1991 Kamakhya Charan Ghosh Communist Party of India[11]
1996 Purnendu Sengupta Communist Party of India[12]
2001 Purnendu Sengupta Communist Party of India[13]
2006 Santosh Rana Communist Party of India[14]
2011 Mrigendra Nath Maiti All India Trinamool Congress[15]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Medinipur [16][17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Mrigendra Nath Maiti 103,060 54.43 +24.90#
CPI Santosh Rana 74,840 39.53 -17.84
BJP Subhajit Roy 4,880 2.58
Independent Sanjay Mishra 2,590
Independent Dilip Kumar Das 724
Independent Pradyot Saw 699
Turnout 189,348 88.32
AITMC gain from CPI Swing 42.74
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Paschim Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 2 Increase0
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 Decrease7
Communist Party of India 1 Decrease1
DSP(PC) 1 Decrease0

Note: Constituency abolished – 1 (See for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Santosh Rana of CPI won the 223 Midnapore assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Rama Prasad Tewary of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Purnendu Sengupta of CPI defeated Gouri Ghosh of Trinamool Congress in 2001, and Dinen Roy of Congress in 1996. Kamakhya Ghosh of CPI defeated Raj Kumar Mishra of Congress in 1991, Samir Roy of Congress in 1987, and Samir Roy of ICS in 1982. Bankim Behari Pal of Janata Party defeated Kamakhya Ghosh of CPI in 1977.[19]


Biswanath Mukherjee of CPI won in 1972 and 1971. Kamakhya Charan Ghosh of CPI won in 1969 and 1967. Syed Shamsul Bari of Congress won in 1962. Anjali Khan of Congress won in 1957.[20]


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