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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||40. Asansol|
Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It covers most of the area earlier under Asansol constituency. There is another constituency named Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, there are two constituencies, namely Asansol Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Asansol Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency). No. 281 Asansol Uttar covers ward nos. 1 to 8, 10 to 17, 19, 21 to 33 of Asansol municipal corporation. No. 280 Asansol Dakshin covers ward nos. 9, 18, 20, 34 to 50 of Asansol municipal corporation and Amrasota, Egra, Ballavpur, Jemari and Tirat gram panchayats of Raniganj community development block.
|Trinamool Congress||Moloy Ghatak||84,715||46.12||-16.02|
|ABHM||Shyama Charan Dutta||1,268||0.69||N/A|
|NOTA||None of the above||2,795||1.52||N/A|
|Trinamool Congress hold||Swing||-22.38|
|Trinamool Congress||Moloy Ghatak||96,011||62.14||+11.26#|
|BJP||Madan Mohan Choubey||6,750||4.37|
|JD(U)||Bijay Prasad Singh||3,536|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||+29.17|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2006 taken together.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||0|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||8||13|
|Marxist Forward Bloc||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)
In 2006 state assembly elections. Prativa Ranjan Mukherjee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) won the Asansol seat defeating his nearest rival Kalyan Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Kalyan Banerjee had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhuri of CPI (M). In 1996, Tapas Banerjee of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1991, Goutam Roy Choudhury had won the seat defeating Bajrangi Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1987, Prabuddha Laha of Congress had defeated Goutam Roy Choudhury. In 1982, Bejoy Pal of CPI (M) defeated his nearest rival Sukumar Banerjee of Congress. In 1977, Haradhan Roy of CPI (M) defeated Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress.
In 1972, Niranjan Dihidar of Communist Party of India won the seat. In 1969 and 1971, Dr. Lokesh Ghosh of CPI (M) won the seat. In 1967, Gopika Ranjan Mitra of Congress won the seat. In 1962, Bijoy Pal of CPI won. In 1957, it was won by Shibdas Ghatak of Congress. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Atindra Nath Bose of Forward Bloc (Ruikar) won the seat defeating Yogendranath Roy of Congress.