Santipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Santipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Santipur is located in West Bengal
Santipur
Santipur
Location in West Bengal
Santipur is located in India
Santipur
Santipur
Santipur (India)
Coordinates: 23°15′0″N 88°26′0″E / 23.25000°N 88.43333°E / 23.25000; 88.43333Coordinates: 23°15′0″N 88°26′0″E / 23.25000°N 88.43333°E / 23.25000; 88.43333
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNadia
Constituency No86
TypeOpen
Lok Sabha constituency13. Ranaghat (SC)
Electorate (year)190,227 (2011)

Santipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (also spelt Shantipur) is an assembly constituency in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 86 Santipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Shantipur municipality, and Babla, Baganchra, Belgoria I, Belgoria II Gayeshpur and Haripur gram panchayats of Santipur community development block.[1]

Santipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 13 Ranaghat (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1] It was earlier part of Nabadwip (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Santipur Sashi Bhusan Khan Indian National Congress[3]
1957 Haridas Dey Indian National Congress[4]
1962 Kanai Pal Independent[5]
1967 K.Pal Communist Party of India (Marxist)[6]
1969 M. Mokshed Ali Revolutionary Communist Party of India[7]
1971 Bimalananda Mukherjee Revolutionary Communist Party of India[8]
1972 Asamanja De Indian National Congress[9]
1977 Bimalananda Mukherjee Independent[10]
1982 Bimalananda Mukherjee Revolutionary Communist Party of India[11]
1987 Bimalananda Mukherjee Revolutionary Communist Party of India[12]
1991 Ajoy Dey Indian National Congress[13]
1996 Ajoy Dey Indian National Congress[14]
2001 Ajoy Dey Indian National Congress[15]
2006 Ajoy Dey Indian National Congress[16]
2011 Ajoy Dey Indian National Congress[17]
Bye-Election, 2014 Ajoy Dey All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Arindam Bhattacharya All India Trinamool Congress[18]
2021 Jagannath Sarkar Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results

2021 Assembly Election

2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Santipur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jagannath Sarkar 1,09,722 49.94
AITC Ajoy Dey 93,844 42.72
INC Riju Ghoshal 9,848 4.48
NOTA None of the above 2,385 1.09
Majority
Turnout 2,20,238 86.16
BJP gain from INC Swing

2016

In the 2016 elections, the 6 times MLA Ajoy Dey was defeated by the West Bengal State Youth Congress, President, Arindam Bhattacharya. Arindam Bhattacharya a young leader and a corporate and International Trade Law expert registered a historical win over his rival, securing a 1,03,566 (52.25%) votes with a winning margin of 19,488 votes.

2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Santipur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Arindam Bhattacharya 103,566 52.25
AITC Ajoy Dey 84,078 -27.09
CPI (M) Anup Kumar Ghosh 11,838 35.48 -9.18
BJP Sufal Sarkar 6,049 0.15 6.74
Majority 19,488 9.74
Turnout 2,00,178 88.83
INC gain from AITC Swing +21.27

2014 Bye-election

A bye-election was held on 12 April 2014 following the resignation of the sitting MLA, Ajoy Dey who switched over to Trinamool Congress from Congress.

Bye-election, 2014: Santipur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Ajoy Dey 71,973 38.95
CPI (M) Anup Kumar Ghosh 51,838 28.05
INC Kumares Chakraborty 36,645 19.83
BJP Sufal Sarkar 24,324 13.16 6.74
Majority
Turnout 1,87,088 86.94
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing +21.27

2011

In the 2011 election, Ajoy Dey of Congress defeated his nearest rival Yar Mullick of RCPI.

2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Santipur [17][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ajoy Dey 98,902 57.77 +10.09
RCPI Yar Mullick 60,744 35.48 -11.18#
BJP Kanoj Biswas 11,543 6.74
Majority 38,158 22.29
Turnout 1,71,255 89.83
INC hold Swing +21.27

.# Swing calculated on CPI(M)'s vote percentage 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 the 2006,[16] 2001,[15] 1996[14] and 1991[13] state assembly elections, Ajoy Dey of Congress won the Santipur seat, defeating his nearest rivals Sanatanu Chakrabarti of CPI (M), Badal Basak, Independent, Bimalananda Mukherjee of RCPI (R), and Asim Ghosh of RCPI in respective years. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 1987,[12] 1982[11] and 1977,[10] Bimalananda Mukherjee, RCPI/Independent candidate defeated Ajay Dey, Asamanja De (both of Congress) and Jnanendra Nath Pramanik of Janata Party in the respective years.[20]

1951–1972

Asamanja De of Congress won in 1972.[9] Bimalananda Mukherjee of RCPI won in 1971.[8] M. Mokshed Ali of RCPI won in 1969.[7] K.Pal of CPI(M) won in 1967.[6] Kanai Pal, Independent, won in 1962.[5] Haridas Dey of Congress won in 1957.[4] In independent India's first election in 1951, Sashi Bhusan Khan of Congress won the Santipur seat.[3]

References

  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. ^ "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 1 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  18. ^ "General Elections, India, 2016, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  19. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Santipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  20. ^ "78 - Santipur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
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