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|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Lok Sabha constituency||39. Bardhaman-Durgapur|
|Electorate (year)||208,532 (2011)|
Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: দুর্গাপুর পশ্চিম বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It broadly covers the area earlier covered by Durgapur I assembly constituency.
In 1952 Ausgram constituency had two members. In 1957, there was the Ondal constituency with two members. In 1962 and 1967, there was a single Durgapur seat. Additionally, there was a Faridpur seat from 1967 to 1972.
From 1972, Durgapur had two assembly seats. As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, Durgapur I and II have been renamed Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) respectively. No. 276 Durgapur Purba assembly constituency covers ward nos. 1 – 10, 23 – 28 of Durgapur municipal corporation and Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa community development block. No. 277 Durgapur Paschim assembly constituency covers ward nos. 11 – 22 and 29 – 43 of Durgapur municipal corporation.
Durgapur I & II assembly segments were earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission Durgapur Purba and Durgapur Paschim are part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).
Apurba Mukherjee emerged victorious by defeating his nearest rival Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty.
|Trinamool Congress||Apurba Mukherjee||92,454||51.94||#|
|CPI(M)||Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty||75,448||42.38||-17.52#|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||#|
.# Change for CPI(M) calculated on the basis of its vote percentage in 2006 in Durgapur I constituency. Trinamool Congress did not contest the seat in 2006.
|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 the bye election, caused by the death of sitting MLA, Mrinal Banerjee, held in July 2010, Archana Bhattacharya of CPI(M) defeated Bansi Badan Karmakar of Congress.Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mrinal Banerjee of CPI (M) won the Durgapur I seat in 2006, 2001, and 1996 defeating Congress candidates Banshi Badan Karmakar, Chandra Sekhar Banerjee and Mrigendranath Pal respectively. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1991, 1987, 1982 and 1977.
Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of Congress won the Durgapur seat in 1972. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of INC won the seat in 1962.