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Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Purulia is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 242
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 35. Purulia
Electorate (year) 192,269 (2011)

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


  • Overview 1
  • Election results 2
    • 2011 2.1
    • 1977-2006 2.2
    • 1951-1972 2.3
  • References 3


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 242 Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Purulia municipality; Purulia II community development blocks; Bhandar Purachipida and Manara gram panchayats of Purulia I community development block.[1]

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

Election results


In the 2011 elections, Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Koushik Majumder of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Purulia [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo 83,396 53.95 +8.49#
CPI(M) Koushik Majumdar 56,909 36.81 -13.49
BJP Panchkari Mukherjee 3,630 2.35
PDS Sanat Sao 2,705
Independent Dhiren Rajak 2,241
Turnout 154,589 80.4

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.


In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Nikhil Mukherjee of CPI(M) won the Purulia assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Dr. Sukumar Roy of Congress and Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mamata Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Sukumar Roy of Congress in 1996, 1991 and 1987. Sukumar Roy of ICS defeated Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) in 1982. Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Sanat Kumar Mukherjee, Independent, in 1977.[5]


Sanat Kumar Mukherjee of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Bibhuti Bhusan Dasgupta of Lok Sewak Sangh/ Independent won in 1969 and 1967. Tara Pada Roy of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Purulia was a joint seat with one seat reserved for SC. Nakul Chandra Sahis, Independent, and Labanya Prova Ghosh, Independent, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, it was a joint seat entitled Purulia cum Hura. The area now part of Purulia district was then part of Bihar. Dimo Charmahar and Samarendra Nath Ojha, 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. ^ "Purulia". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Purulia. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Purulia. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "239 - Purulia 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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