Galsi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Galsi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Galsi is located in India
Galsi (India)
Coordinates: Coordinates:
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictPaschim Bardhaman, Purba Bardhaman
Constituency No.274
TypeReserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency39. Bardhaman-Durgapur
Electorate (year)204,466 (2011)

Galsi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Bardhaman district and Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 274 Galsi (SC) assembly constituency covers Galsi I community development block, Galsi and Kurkuba gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block and Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati and Bidbehar gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block. Adra, Bhunri, Gohogram, Khano, Maszidpur, Sanko and Satinadi gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block are part of Khandaghosh (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[1]

Galsi assembly segment was earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission it is part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2014 By election

In the Galsi seat, the by-election was held due to the sitting MLA, Sunil Kumar Mandal of the Forward Bloc, who switched to Trinamool Congress. This Election was held on 30 April 2014. [2]

West Bengal assembly by-elections, 2014: Galsi (SC) constituency[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Gour Chandra Mondal 77,623
AIFB Nandalal Pondit 68,770
BJP Sundar Paswan 37,620
INC Swapan Malik 34,817
Turnout 197,845
AITC gain from AIFB Swing


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Galsi [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIFB Sunil Kumar Mandal 92,126 50.59 -17.09
AITC Joydeb Saha 81,272 44.63 #
BJP Tapan Bagdi 8,714 4.78
Turnout 182,112 89.02
AIFB hold Swing #

.# Trinamool Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.

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)


In 2006 and 2001 assembly elections, Mehbub Mondal of Forward Bloc won the Galsi assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Anil Kumar Saha of BJP and Ajijul Haque Mondal of Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 1996 and 1991, Idrish Mondal of Forward Block defeated Syed Imdad Ali and Champak (both of Congress) respectively. In 1987, 1982 and 1977, Deb Ranjan Sen of Forward Block defeated Ajit Bandopadhyay, Himanshu Baran Roy and Nirmalendu Koner (all of Congress) respectively.[7]


Aswini Roy of CPI won the seat in 1972. Anil Roy of CPI(M) won it in 1971. Phakir Chandra Roy (Independent) won it in 1969 and 1967. Kanai Lal Das of Congress won it in 1962. In 1957 and 1952, Galsi was a constituency with two seats. In 1957, Phakir Chandra Roy (Independent) and Pramathanath Dhibar of Forward Bloc won the seats. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Mahitosh Saha and Jadabendra Nath Panja, both of Congress, won the seats.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  2. ^ "TMC wins Galsi". ABP Live. Archived from the original on 17 May 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Form 21E Return of Elections" (PDF). 88 Krishnaganj (SC). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Galsi". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Galsi. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Galsi. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  7. ^ "269 – Galsi Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
  8. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
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