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Raghunathpur, Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Raghunathpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purulia
Constituency No. 246
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 36. Bankura
Electorate (year) 197,720 (2011)

Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 246 Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Raghunathpur municipality; Raghunathpur I, Neturia and Santuri community development blocks.[1]

Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 36 Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Raghunathpur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Purna Chandra Bauri 78,096 48.34 +12.61#
CPI(M) Dipali Bauri 65,353 40.46 -12.56
BJP Subhas Chandra Mondal 7,916 4.90
Barun Bauri 7,055 4.37
BSP Mahadeb Bauri 3,123
Turnout 161,543 81.7
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 25.17#
.# 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, Uma Rani Bouri of CPI(M) won the Raghunathpur assembly seat defeating her nearest rivals, Purna Chandra Bouri of Trinamool Congress and Magaram Bouri of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Natabar Bagdi of CPI(M) defeated Nabakumar Bouri of Congress in 1996, Gopal Das of Congress in 1991 and 1987, and Durgadas Bauri of Congress in 1982. Bijoy Bauri of SUC defeated Nepal Bauri of Janata Party.[5]


Durgadas Bauri of Congress won in 1972. Hari Pada Bouri of SUC won in 1971 and 1969. N. Bauri of Congress won in 1967. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Raghunathpur was a joint seat. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo and Nepal Bouri, both of Congress, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 the seat was entitled Kashipur cum Raghunathpur. The joint seat was won by Budhan Majhi and Ananda Prasad Chakrabarty, both of Congress. [6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Raghunathpur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raghunathpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raghunathpur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "241 - Raghunathpur (SC) 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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