Raghunathpur, Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

Encyclopedia from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Raghunathpur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Raghunathpur is located in India
Raghunathpur (India)
Coordinates: 23°33′0″N 86°40′0″E / 23.55000°N 86.66667°E / 23.55000; 86.66667Coordinates: 23°33′0″N 86°40′0″E / 23.55000°N 86.66667°E / 23.55000; 86.66667
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.246
TypeReserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency36. Bankura
Electorate (year)197,720 (2011)

Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 246 Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Raghunathpur municipality; Raghunathpur I, Neturia and Santuri community development blocks.[1]

Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 36 Bankura (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Year Members[2] Party
2011 Purna Chandra Bauri All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Purna Chandra Bauri All India Trinamool Congress
2021 Vivekananda Bauri Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Raghunathpur [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Purna Chandra Bauri 78,096 48.34 +12.61#
CPI (M) Dipali Bauri 65,353 40.46 -12.56
BJP Subhas Chandra Mondal 7,916 4.90
JMM Barun Bauri 7,055 4.37
BSP Mahadeb Bauri 3,123
Turnout 161,543 81.7
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing 25.17#

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

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
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 and 2001 state assembly elections, Uma Rani Bouri of CPI(M) won the Raghunathpur assembly seat defeating her nearest rivals, Purna Chandra Bouri of Trinamool Congress and Magaram Bouri of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Natabar Bagdi of CPI(M) defeated Nabakumar Bouri of Congress in 1996, Gopal Das of Congress in 1991 and 1987, and Durgadas Bauri of Congress in 1982. Bijoy Bauri of SUC defeated Nepal Bauri of Janata Party.[6]


Durgadas Bauri of Congress won in 1972. Hari Pada Bouri of SUC won in 1971 and 1969. N. Bauri of Congress won in 1967. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Raghunathpur was a joint seat. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo and Nepal Bouri, both of Congress, won in 1957. In independent India's first election in 1951 the seat was entitled Kashipur cum Raghunathpur. The joint seat was won by Budhan Majhi and Ananda Prasad Chakrabarty, both of Congress.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Raghunathpur Election 2021: Assembly Elections News, Raghunathpur Constituency, Vidhan Sabha Seat". News18. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Raghunathpur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Raghunathpur. Empowering India. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Raghunathpur. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ "241 - Raghunathpur (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  7. ^ "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.
Original content from Wikipedia, shared with licence Creative Commons By-Sa - Raghunathpur, Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)