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Tarakeswar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Tarakeswar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Tarakeswar is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Constituency No. 198
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 29. Arambagh (SC)
Electorate (year) 197,200 (2011)

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


  • Overview 1
  • Members of Legislative Assembly 2
  • Election results 3
    • 2011 3.1
    • 1977-2006 3.2
    • 1951-1972 3.3
  • References 4


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 198 Tarakeswar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Tarakeswar municipality, Tarakeswar community development block, and Bhanderhati I, Bhanderhati II, Gopinathpur I, Gopinathpur II and Perambua Sahabazar gram panchayats of Dhaniakhali community development block.[1]

Tarakeswar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Tarakeswar Parbati Charan Hazra Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Parbati Charan Hazra Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Parbati Charan Hazra Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Ram Chatterjee Independent*[5]
1969 Ram Chatterjee Marxist Forward Bloc[6]
1971 Ram Chatterjee Marxist Forward Bloc[7]
1972 Babu Lall Sheth Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Ram Chatterjee Independent*[9]
1982 Ram Chatterjee Independent*[10]
1987 Santi Chatterjee Independent*[11]
1991 Santi Chaterjee Independent*[12]
1996 Pratim Chaterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)*[13]
2001 Pratim Chatterjee Independent*[14]
2006 Pratim Chatterjee Independent*[15]
2011 Rachhpal Singh All India Trinamool Congress][16]
  • In some years Marxist Forward Bloc candidates were shown as Independent or CPI(M) candidates

Election results


In the 2011 election, Rachpal Singh of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Pratim Chatterjee of MFB.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Tarakeswar constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Rachhpal Singh 97,022 55.10 #
]] Pratim Chatterjee 71,550 40.64 -17.46
BJP Ganesh Chakraborty 4,504 2.56
JDP Palash Kinkar Hansda 2,996 1.70
Turnout 176,072 89.29
AITMC gain from MFB Swing #
.# Trinamool Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Hooghly district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase14
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease12
Forward bloc 1 Decrease2
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 1, constituencies abolished – 2


Tarakeswar has been a base of Marxist Forward Bloc but officially their candidates are often shown as Independent. In 1996, the candidate was shown as belonging to CPI(M). In 2006, 2001 and 1996, Pratim Chatterjee, Independent/ CPI(M), won the 185 Tarakeswar assembly seat defeating Krishna Bhattacharjee of BJP in 2006,[15] Mohan Ghosh of Congress in 2001[14] and Ajit Kumar Ghosh of Congress in 1996.[13] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Santi Chatterjee, Independent, defeated Balailal Sheth of Congress in 1991[12] and 1987.[11] Ram Chatterjee, Independent, defeated Bimal Kanti Ghosh of ICS in 1982.[10][10] and Ajit Bose Mullik of Janata Party in 1977.[18]


Balai Lal Sheth of Congress won in 1972.[8] Ram Chatterjee of Marxist Forward Block/ Independent won in 1971,[7] 1969[6] and 1967.[5] Parbati Charan Hazra of Congress won in 1962,[4] 1957[3] and in independent India’s first election in 1951.[2]


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