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Baniapukur Ballygung (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Baniapukur Ballygunge was a constituency of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, used in the 1952 assembly election.[1] Baniapukur and Ballygunge were areas added to the Calcutta Corporation in 1889.[1] Baniapukur-Ballygunge was the sole two-member assembly seat in Calcutta.[2] One seat was reserved for Scheduled Castes, the other seat was unreserved.[2]

The seats were won by Jogesh Chandra Gupta and Pulin Behari Khatic, both candidates of the Indian National Congress.[3] Amongst the independent candidates in the fray were Jogendra Nath Mandal, a former Minister of Pakistan, and Dr. A.M.O. Ghani.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b Maitreyi Bardhan Roy (1994). Calcutta Slums: Public Policy in Retrospect. Minerva Associates (Publications). p. 1. ISBN 978-81-85195-62-9.
  2. ^ a b Benoyendra Nath Banerjea (1951). New Constitution of India. A. Mukherjee. p. 167.
  3. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data, Assembly Constituency No. 178. Election Commission. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (3 June 2009). Decolonization in South Asia: Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52. Routledge. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-134-01824-6.