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Baghmundi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Baghmundi is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Baghmundi is located in India
Baghmundi (India)
Coordinates: 23°12′0″N 86°03′0″E / 23.20000°N 86.05000°E / 23.20000; 86.05000
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.240
Lok Sabha constituency35. Purulia
Electorate (year)191,991 (2011)

Baghmundi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 240 Baghmundi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Jhalda municipality; Jhalda I and Baghmundi community development blocks; Hetgugui and Sirkabad gram panchayats of Arsha community development block.[1]

Baghmundi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Baghmundi [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Nepal Mahata 77,458 49.48 -2.00
Forward Bloc Mangal Mahato 59,814 38.21 +2.33
AJSU Rakesh Mahato 10,797 6.90
JDP Nepal Majhi 2,023
JVM(P) Daroga Majhi 1,702
BJP Shankar Kumar 1,625
SUCI(C) Bisambar Mura 1,399
JMM Abhinash Rajwar 893
Amra Bangalee Pashpati Mahato 838
Turnout 156,549 81.54
INC hold Swing -4.33#

.# Swing calculated on Congress and Forward Bloc vote percentages in 2006 in the now defunct Jhalda constituency.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)


While in 2011 Baghmundi is a newly created constituency in West Bengal, it was there in independent India’s first election in 1951. The areas now part of Purulia district were then part of Bihar. Sirish Chandra Banerjee of Lok Sewak Sangh won the Baghmundi seat.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  2. ^ "Baghmundi". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Baghmundi. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Baghmundi. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "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.