Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||36. Bankura|
|Electorate (year)||194,663 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 248 Chhatna (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Chhatna community development block; Veduasol, Brahmandiha, Hatgram, Indpur and Raghunathpur gram panchayats of Indpur community development block.
|RSP||Dhirendra Nath Layek||73,648||41.13||+0.58|
|NOTA||None of the above||7,709||4.31||+4.31|
|RSP gain from AITC||Swing|
|RSP||Anath Bandhu Mondal||62,576||40.55||-11.49|
|AITC gain from RSP||Swing||+16.70#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||7|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||1|
|Communist Party of India||0||1|
Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Anath Bandhu Mondal of RSP won the Chhatna assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Mahasweta Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Subhas Goswami of RSP won the seat six times in a row defeating Swapan Mondal of Trinamool Congress/ Congress in 2001 and 1996, Santi Singha of Congress in 1991, Tapan Banerjee of Congress in 1987, Arun Patra of Congress in 1982 and Kamalakanta Hembram of Congress in 1977.
Kamalakanta Hembram of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Sudarson Singh of SSP won in 1969. J.Koley of Congress won in 1967. Kamalakanta Hembram of Congress won in 1962. Chhatna had a dual seat in 1957. Dhirendranath Chattopadhyay and Kamalakanta Hembram, both of Congress won in 1957. Probodh Chandra Dutta of Hindu Mahasabha and Kamalakanta Hembram of Congress both won in independent India’s first election in 1951.