Vidhan Sabha constituency
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Lok Sabha constituency||16. Dum Dum|
|Electorate (year)||185,955 (2011)|
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation||Ref(s)|
|1951||Baranagar||Jyoti Basu||Communist Party of India|||
|1957||Communist Party of India|||
|1962||Communist Party of India|||
|1967||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|||
|1969||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|||
|1971||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|||
|1972||Shiba Pada Bhattacharjee||Communist Party of India|||
|1977||Matish Roy||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|1982||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|1987||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|1991||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|1996||Amar Chaudhuri||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|2001||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|2006||Revolutionary Socialist Party|||
|2011||Tapas Roy||All India Trinamool Congress|||
|2016||All India Trinamool Congress|||
In the 2011 elections, Tapas Roy of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Sukumar Ghosh of RSP.
|BJP||Bijoy Sankar Agarwal||3,581||2.41|
|AITC gain from RSP||Swing||30.87 #|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||16|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||1|
|Communist Party of India||1||1|
Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Amar Chaudhuri of RSP won the Baranagar assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Atin Ghosh of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and Silbhadra Dutta of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Matish Roy of RSP defeated Ajoy Ghoshal of Congress in 1991, Pranab Kanti Ghosh of Congress in 1987, Sambhu Nath Dutta of Congress in 1982, and Kumud Bhattacharjee of Congress in 1977.
Shiba Pada Bhattacharjee of CPI defeated Jyoti Basu of CPI(M) in 1972. Jyoti Basu, representing CPI(M) from 1967 onwards and undivided CPI prior to that, won the Baranagar seat in 1971, 1969, 1967,1962,1957 and in independent India’s first election in 1951.