Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kashipur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Kashipur is located in India
Kashipur (India)
Coordinates: 23°26′0″N 86°40′0″E / 23.43333°N 86.66667°E / 23.43333; 86.66667Coordinates: 23°26′0″N 86°40′0″E / 23.43333°N 86.66667°E / 23.43333; 86.66667
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.244
Lok Sabha constituency35. Purulia
Electorate (year)188,082 (2011)

Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is an open seat from 2011 but was earlier reserved for scheduled tribes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 244 Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Kashipur community development block; Hura, Jabarrah, Kalabani, Keshargarh, Ladhurka, Lakhanpur and Rakhera Bishpuri gram panchayats of Hura community development block.[1]

Kashipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] It was earlier part of Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Year Members[3] Party
2011 Swapan Kumar Belthariya All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Swapan Kumar Belthariya All India Trinamool Congress
2021 Kamalakanta Hansda Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kashipur [4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Swapan Kumar Belthariya 69,492 44.73 +9.03#
CPI (M) Subhas Chandra Mahata 65,771 42.33 -13.75
JMM Satrughna Murmu 4,240 2.73
BJP Prasanta Singha Deo 3,933 2.53
Independent Dilip Mahato 3,671
JDP Manilal Hembram 2,653
PDS Sanjit Chakraborty 1,994
BSP Chitta Ranjan Mahato 1,965
AJSU Subhas Chandra Mahato 991
JVM(P) Ramprasad Majhi 666
Turnout 155,376 82.61
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing 22.78#

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

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Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

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


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Rabindranath Hembram of CPI(M) won the Kashipur seat defeating Anath Bandhu Patar of Trinamool Congress, Buddheswar Saren of Trinamool Congress, and Subhas Chandra Patar of Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Surendranath Majhi of CPI(M) defeated Nandalal Saren of Congress in 1991, Anil Baran Murmu of Congress in 1987, Subhas Chandra Patar of Congress in 1982 and Rampada Majhi of Janata Party in 1977.[7]


Madan Mohan Mahato of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Prabir Kumar Mallick of CPI won in 1969. N.S.Deo of Congress won in 1967. Budhan Majhi of Congress won in 1962. Ledu Majhi, Independent, and Budhan Majhi, Congress, won the Kashipur joint seat in 1957. In independent India's first election in 1951, there was a joint seat entitled Kashipur cum Raghunathpur. Budhan Majhi of Congress and Ananda Prasad Chakrabarty, Independent, won in 1951.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Kashipur Election 2021: Assembly Elections News, Kashipur Constituency, Vidhan Sabha Seat". News18. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Kashipur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kashipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Kashipur. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  7. ^ "242 - Kashipur (ST) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
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