Kaliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kaliganj
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kaliganj is located in West Bengal
Kaliganj
Kaliganj
Kaliganj is located in India
Kaliganj
Kaliganj
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°44′0″N 88°14′0″E / 23.73333°N 88.23333°E / 23.73333; 88.23333Coordinates: 23°44′0″N 88°14′0″E / 23.73333°N 88.23333°E / 23.73333; 88.23333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Constituency No 80
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 12. Krishnanagar
Electorate (year) 186,219 (2011)

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

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 80 Kaliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Bara Chandghar. Debagram, Faridpur, Gobra, Hatgachha, Juranpur, Kaliganj, Matiari, Mira I, Mira II, Panighata, Plassey I and Plassey II gram panchayats of Kaliganj community development block.[1]

Kaliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 12 Krishnanagar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Kaliganj S.M.Fazlur Rahman Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Nakashipara Mahananda Haldar Indian National Congress[3]
S.M.Fazlur Rahman Indian National Congress[3]
1962 S.M.Fazlur Rahman Indian National Congress[4]
1967 Kaliganj S.M.Fazlur Rahman Indian National Congress [5]
1969 S.M.Fazlur Rahman Indian National Congress[6]
1971 Mir Fakir Mohammed Independent[7]
1972 Shib Sankar Bandopdhyay Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Debsaran Ghosh Revolutionary Socialist Party[9]
1982 Debsaran Ghosh Revolutionary Socialist Party[10]
1987 Abdus Salam Munshi Indian National Congress[11]
1991 Abdus Salam Munshi Indian National Congress[12]
1996 Abdus Salam Munshi Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Dhananjoy Modak Revolutionary Socialist Party[14]
2006 Dhananjoy Modak Revolutionary Socialist Party[15]
2011 Naseeruddin Ahamed All India Trinamool Congress[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Naseeruddin Ahamed of All India Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Sankar Sarkar of Revolutionary Socialist Party.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kaliganj constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Naseeruddin Ahamed 74,091 47.33 -2.28#
RSP Sankar Sarkar 56,913 36.35 -6.91
BJP Mahadeb Ghosh 13,319 8.51
Independent Sharifuddin Munshi 6,863 4.38
MLKSC Sk. Akher Ali 1,327
BSP Sunil Chandra Mandal 1,259
CPI(ML) Liberation Altaf Hossain Sk. 1,159
Independent Iman Mandal 1,073
JD(U) Nekchaddin Sekh 547
Turnout 156,551 84.07
Trinamool Congress gain from RSP Swing +4.63#

Sharifuddin Munshi, contesting as an independent candidate, was a rebel Congress candidate.[18]

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Nadia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 13 Increase11
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease8
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 1 (See template talk page for details)


1977-2006

In 2006[15]and 2001[14]state assembly elections, Dhananjoy Modak of RSP won the Kaliganj assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Nasiruddin Ahmed Nasiruddin Ahmed and Abdus Salam Munshi, both of Trinamool Congress, respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abdus Salam Munshi of Congress defeated Dhananjoy Modak of RSP in 1996,[13]and Deb Saran Ghosh of RSP in 1991[12]and 1987.[11]Debsaran Ghosh of RSP defeated Shibsankar Bandopadhyay of Congress in 1982[10]and S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Janata Party in 1977.[9][19]

1951–1972

Shib Sankar Bandopdhyay of Congress won in 1972.[8]Mir Fakir Mohammed, Independent, won in 1971.[7] S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won in 1969[6]and 1967.[5]The Kaliganj seat was not there in 1962[4] and 1957.[3]In 1962,Nakashipara (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an open seat, S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won it. In 1957, Nakashipara was a joint seat with one reserved for SC. S.M.Fazlur Rahman and Mahananda Halder, both of Congress won. In independent India’s first election in 1951, S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won the Kaliganj open seat.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of Ind. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kaliganj. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ The Rebel Candidates in the Fray, The Telegraph (print edition) 23 April 2011
  19. ^ "72 - Kaliganj Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
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