Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||Malda|
As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Kharba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Araidanga (Vidhan Sabha constituency) cease to exist from 2011. There are two new constituencies in the area – Chanchal (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Malatipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Araidnaga is now part of Ratua (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Araidanga (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was part of Malda (Lok Sabha constituency)
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1977||Araidanga||Habib Mustafa||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Habib Mustafa||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Habib Mustafa||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Sabitri Mitra||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Sabitri Mitra||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Sabitri Mitra||Indian National Congress|
|2006||Sabitri Mitra||Indian National Congress|
In the 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 state assembly elections, Sabitri Mitra of Congress won the Araidanga assembly seat defeating her nearest rivals Sadiqul Islam of CPI(M) in 2006, Setara Begum of CPI(M) in 2001 and 1996, and Habib Mustafa of CPI(M) in 1991. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Habib Mustafa of CPI(M) defeated Abdul Hannan of Congress in 1987, Sajjad Ahmed of Congress in 1982 and Md. Gofurur Rahaman of Congress in 1977. Prior to that the Araidanga seat did not exist.