Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) West Bengal Legislative Assembly constituency

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Suri is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Suri is located in India
Suri (India)
Coordinates: 23°55′N 87°32′E / 23.917°N 87.533°E / 23.917; 87.533Coordinates: 23°55′N 87°32′E / 23.917°N 87.533°E / 23.917; 87.533
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.285
Lok Sabha constituency42. Birbhum
Electorate (year)198,677 (2011)

Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Rajnagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceases to exist from 2011. In 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Suri will be one of the 22 seats to have VVPAT enabled electronic voting machines.[1]


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 285, Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Suri municipality, Suri I CD Block, Rajnagar CD Block, and Chinpai, Gohaliara, Parulia and Sahapur gram panchayats of Dubrajpur CD Block.[2]

Suri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results


2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election: Suri
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Asok Chattopadhyay 94,036 47.68 -3.89
CPI (M) Dr. Ram Chandra Dome 62,228 31.55 -8.85
BJP Joy Banerjee 32,112 16.28 +12.39
Independent Sunil Soren 2,748 1.39 N/A
SUCI(C) Swadhin Dului 1,928 0.98 N/A
NOTA None of the above 4,188 2.12 N/A
Majority 31,808 16.13 +4.96
Turnout 197,240 83.61 -2.52
Registered electors 235,902
AITC hold Swing


In the 2011 election, Swapan Kanti Ghosh of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Abdul Ghaffar of CPI(M).

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Suri [3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITC Swapan Kanti Ghosh 88,244 51.57 +5.15#
CPI (M) Abdul Gaffar 69,127 40.40 -8.11
BJP Partha Pratim De 6,649 3.89
Independent Maniruddin Sheikh 3,926
Independent Ujjwal Kumar Sow Mondal 2,009
Independent Rabilal Hembram 1,168
Turnout 171,123 86.13
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing +13.26#

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

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Birbhum district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 6 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease4
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease2
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections Tapan Roy of CPI(M) won the Suri assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Swapan Kanti Ghosh of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Braja Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Suniti Chattaraj of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Suniti Chattaraj of Congress defeated Tapan Roy of CPI(M) in 1996. Tapan Roy of CPI(M) defeated Suniti Chattaraj of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Suniti Chattaraj of Congress defeated Keshab Das of CPI(M) in 1982 and Arun Kumar Chowdhury in 1977.[6]


Suniti Chattaraj of Congress won in 1972. Prativa Mukherjee of SUC in 1971 and 1969. Baidyanath Bandopadhyay of Congress won in 1967 and 1962. In 1957 and 1951 Suri was a joint seat with one seat being reserved for scheduled tribes. Turku Hansda of CPI and Mihirlal Chatterjee of PSP won in 1957. Nishapati Majhi and Gopika Bilas Sengupta, both of Congress, won in 1951.[7]


  1. ^ "Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry VVPAT Usage".
  2. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Suri". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Suri. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  5. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Suri. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  6. ^ "288 - Suri Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
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