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Sankrail (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Sankrail is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Constituency No 174
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency 25. Howrah
Electorate (year) 211,076 (2011)

Sankrail (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 174 Sankrail (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Andul, Banpur I, Banpur II, Dakshin Sankrail, Dhulagari, Kandua, Manikpur, Mashila, Nalpur, Raghudebbati, Sankrail, Sarenga gram panchayats of Sankrail community development block and Kolora I, Kolora II, Mahiyari I, Mahiyari II gram panchayats of Domjur community development bloc.[1]

Sankrail (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 25 Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Sankrail Kanai Lal Bhattacharya All India Forward Bloc (Ruikar)[2]
Kripa Sindhu Shaw All India Forward Bloc (Ruikar)[2]
1957 Shyama Prasanna Bhattacharya Communist Party of India[3]
Apurba Lal Mazumdar All India Forward Bloc (Marxist)[3]
1962 Dulal Chandra Mondal Communist Party of India[4]
1967 N.N.Bhuniya Indian National Congress[5]
1969 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1971 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1972 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1977 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
1982 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1987 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1991 Haran Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
1996 Sital Kumar Sardar All India Trinamool Congress[13]
2001 Sital Kumar Sardar All India Trinamool Congress[14]
2006 Sital Kumar Sardar All India Trinamool Congress[15]
2011 Sital Kumar Sardar All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Sankrail (SC) constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sital Kumar Sardar 88,029 51.21 -0.51#
CPI(M) Anirban Hazra 70,172 40.82 -3.86
BJP Jnan Prakash Ray 8,184
Independent Srikanta Mondal 1,735
BSP Soma Sardar 1,388
Independent Bhishma Bag 772
Indian Unity Centre Upendra Nath Dolui 658
Independent Sankar Das 603
Independent Balai Pandit 356
Turnout 171,897 81.44
AITMC hold Swing 3.35#
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Howrah district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease11
Forward bloc 0 Decrease3


In the 2006,[15] 2001[14] 1996[13] state assembly elections, Sital Kumar Sardar of Trinamool Congress / Congress won the 169 Sankrail (SC) assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals Anirban Hazara of CPI(M) in 2006, Bikash Mondal of CPI(M) in 1996, and Basudeb Dhali of CPI(M) in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Haran Hazra of CPI(M) defeated Nityananda Bhuniya of Congress/ Janata Party in 1991,[12] 1987,[11] 1982[10] and 1977.[9][18]


Haran Hazra of CPI(M) won in 1972,[8] 1971[7] and 1969.[6] N.N.Bhuniya of Congress won in 1967.[5] Dulal Chandra Mondal of CPI won in 1962.[4]In 1957 and 1951 Sankrail had joint seats. Shyama Prasanna Bhattacharya of CPI and Apurbalal Mazumdar of Forward Bloc (Marxist) won in 1957.[3] Kanai Lal Bhattacharya and Kripa Sindhu Shaw, both of Forward Bloc (Ruiker), won in 1951.[2]


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