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Arsha (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Year established1957
Year abolished2011
Lok Sabha constituencyPurulia

Arsha (also spelt Arsa) (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Arsha (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceased to exist from 2011.[1]

It was part of Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Election results


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Prabhat Mahato of Forward Bloc won the Arsha assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Bibhuti Bhusan Mahato of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nishi Kanta Mehta of Forward Bloc defeated Ajit Prasad Mahata of JMM in 2001, Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Congress in 1996, and Hare Krishna Mahato of Congress in 1991. Kumar Pandab of Forward Bloc defeated K.P.Singh Deo of Congress in 1987. Dhrubeswar Chattopadhyay of Forward Bloc defeated K.P.Singh Deo of Congress in 1982. Daman Chandra Kuiry of Forward Bloc defeated Tilakeswar Majhi of Janata Party in 1977.[3]


Nitai Chandra Deshmukh of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Dahan Chandra Kuiri of Forward Bloc won in 1969. B.Mukherjee of Congress won in 1967. Daman Kuiry of Forward Bloc won in 1962. Sagar Chandra Mahato won in 1957.[4]


  1. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  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 2011-01-28.
  3. ^ "236 - Arsa Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  4. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-01-27.

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