Bishnupur, Bankura (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Bishnupur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Bishnupur is located in India
Bishnupur (India)
Coordinates: 23°05′00″N 87°19′00″E / 23.08333°N 87.31667°E / 23.08333; 87.31667Coordinates: 23°05′00″N 87°19′00″E / 23.08333°N 87.31667°E / 23.08333; 87.31667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Constituency No. 255
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 37. Bishnupur
Electorate (year) 170,838 (2011)

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


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 255 Bishnupur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Bishnupur municipality; Bishnupur community development block; and Amdangra, Saltora and Satmauli gram panchayats of Taldangra community development block.[1]

Bishnupur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 37 Bishnupur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Bishnupur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Shyama Prasad Mukherjee 77,662 50.30 +13.53#
CPI(M) Swapan Ghosh 67,805 43.91 -15.19
BJP Pankaj Dhar 5,223 3.38
JDP Purna Chandra Murmu 3,716
Turnout 154,406 90.38
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing 28.72#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bankura district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Swapan Ghosh of CPI(M) won the Bishnupur seat defeating his nearest rival Subhasis Batabayal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jayanta Chowdhury of CPI(M) defeated Subhasis Batabayal of Trinamool Congress in 2001 and Buddhadeb Mukherjee of Congress in 1996. Achintya Krishna Ray of CPI(M) defeated Subhasis Batabayal of Congress in 1991, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee of Congress in 1987, Sabyasachi Roy of Congress in 1982 and Ardhendu Mitra of Congress in 1977. [5]


Bhabataran Chakravarty of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Sasthidas Sarkar of Bangla Congress won in 1969. B.C.Mandal of Congress won in 1967. Radhika Dhibar of CPI won in 1962. In 1957 and 1952 the Bishnupur seat was a dual one. Purabi Mukhopadhyay and Kiran Chandra Digar, both of Congress, won in 1957. Kiran Chandra Digar and Radha Gobinda Roy, both of Congress, won in independent India’s first election in 1952.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  2. ^ "Bishnupur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Bishnupur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Bishnupur. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "253 - Vishnupur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
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