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Rashbehari (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Rashbehari is located in Kolkata
Location in Kolkata
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Kolkata
Constituency No 160
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 23. Kolkata Dakshin
Electoral system First past the post

Rashbehari (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: রাসবিহারী বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 160 Rashbehari (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Ward Nos. 81, 83, 84, 86 to 90 and 93 of Kolkata municipal corporation.[1]

Rashbehari (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) .[1]

Election results


In the 2011 election, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Santanu Bose of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Rashbehari [2][3] [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sovandeb Chattopadhyay 88,892
CPI(M) Santanu Bose 38,992
BJP Jiban Sen 5,108
LJP Mita Biswas 1,059
Independent Deb Kumar Das 983
Independent Ashim Halder 563
AITMC hold Swing
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Kolkata summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 11 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease6
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 10


In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay of Trinamool Congress won the Rashbehari Avenue assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Mala Roy of Congress and Sitaram Behani of JD(S) respectively. Hoimi Basu of Congress defeated Ranjan Banerjee of CPI(M) in 1996, Ashim Chatterjee of CPI(M) in 1991, Arun Prokas Chatterjee of CPI(M) in 1987, and Ashok Mitra of CPI(M) in 1982. Ashok Mitra of CPI(M) defeated Ashoke Kumar Mukhopadhyay of Janata Party in 1977. [5]


Lakshmi Kanta Bose of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Bejoy Kumar Banerjee, Independent, won in 1969, 1967 and 1962. Sunil Das of PSP won in 1957.[6]Prior to that the Rashbehari Avenue seat was not there.


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Rashbehari". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rashbehari. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Rashbehari. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "149 - Rashbehari Avenue Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
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