Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Asansol Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Asansol Uttar is located in West Bengal
Asansol Uttar
Asansol Uttar
Location in West Bengal
Asansol Uttar is located in India
Asansol Uttar
Asansol Uttar
Asansol Uttar (India)
Coordinates: Coordinates:
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman
Constituency No.281
Lok Sabha constituency40. Asansol
Electorate (year)198,342(2011)

Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It covers most of the area earlier under Asansol constituency. There is another constituency named Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, there are two constituencies, namely Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency). No. 281 Asansol Uttar covers ward nos. 1 to 8, 10 to 17, 19, 21 to 33 of Asansol municipal corporation. No. 280 Asansol Dakshin covers ward nos. 9, 18, 20, 34 to 50 of Asansol municipal corporation and Amrasota, Egra, Ballavpur, Jemari and Tirat gram panchayats of Raniganj community development block.[1]

Asansol Uttar and Asansol Dakshin assembly segments are part of No. 40 Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2016 result

2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Asansol Uttar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Moloy Ghatak 84,715 46.12 -16.02
BJP Nirmal Karmakar 60,818 33.11 +28.74
INC Indrani Mishra 31,892 17.36 -13.85#
BMP Dipali Ruidas 2,178 1.18 N/A
ABHM Shyama Charan Dutta 1,268 0.69 N/A
NOTA None of the above 2,795 1.52 N/A
Majority 23,897 13.01 -17.92
Turnout 183,666
AITC hold Swing -22.38
  1. #Joint candidate of CPI(M), CPI, JD(U), RJD, NCP and INC. As the CPI(M) contested the previous election, the performance of this candidate is based on the previous election

Asansol Uttar constituency 2011

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Asansol Uttar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Moloy Ghatak 96,011 62.14 +11.26#
CPI (M) Ranu Roychowdhury 48,218 31.21 -17.91
BJP Madan Mohan Choubey 6,750 4.37
JD(U) Bijay Prasad Singh 3,536
Majority 47,793 30.93
Turnout 154,515 77.90
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing +29.17

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

West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bardhaman district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 8 Decrease13
Forward bloc 1 Decrease0
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)

Asansol constituency 1977-2006

In 2006 state assembly elections. Prativa Ranjan Mukherjee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) won the Asansol seat defeating his nearest rival Kalyan Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Kalyan Banerjee had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhuri of CPI (M). In 1996, Tapas Banerjee of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1991, Goutam Roy Choudhury had won the seat defeating Bajrangi Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1987, Prabuddha Laha of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1982, Bejoy Pal of CPI (M) defeated his nearest rival Sukumar Banerjee of Congress. In 1977, Haradhan Roy of CPI (M) defeated Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress.[5]

Asansol constituency 1951-1972

In 1972, Niranjan Dihidar of Communist Party of India won the seat. In 1969 and 1971, Dr. Lokesh Ghosh of CPI (M) won the seat. In 1967, Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress won the seat. In 1962, Bijoy Pal of CPI won. In 1957, it was won by Shibdas Ghatak of Congress. In independent India's first election in 1951, Atindra Nath Bose of Forward Bloc (Ruikar) won the seat defeating Yogendranath Roy of Congress.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Asansol Uttar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Asansol Uttar. Empowering India. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Asansol Uttar. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  5. ^ "260 - Asansol Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  6. ^ Bandopadhyay, Santimoy, Asansol Parikrama (History of Asansol), (in Bengali), pp157-158, Trinity Trust, Election results 1957-1972.
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