Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||8. Maldaha Dakshin|
|• CurrentMLA||Nihar Ranjan Ghosh (IND)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 51 English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers English Bazar Municipality and Amriti, Binodpur Gram Panchayat, Jadupur I, Jadupur II, Kajigram, Kotwali and Mahadipur gram panchayats of English Bazar community development block,
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1957||English Bazar||Santi Gopal Sen||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Santi Gopal Sen||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Santi Gopal Sen||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Bimal Kanti Das||Communist Party of India|
|1971||Bimal Kanti Das||Communist Party of India|
|1972||Bimal Kanti Das||Communist Party of India|
|1977||Sailen Sarkar||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Sailen Sarkar||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Sailen Sarkar||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Prabhat Acharya||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Goutam Chakraborty||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Samar Roy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2006||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||Indian National Congress|
|2011||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||Indian National Congress|
|2013 bye election||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||All India Trinamool Congress |
|2016||Nihar Ranjan Ghosh||Independent |
In the 2016 election, Nihar Ranjan Ghosh of Left Front-Congress Supported Independent defeated his nearest rival Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury of Congress.
|Independent||Nihar Ranjan Ghosh||107,183||52.80|
|AITC||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||67,456||33.30|
|BSP||Nitish Kumar Mandal||1,393|
|SP||Shyam Kumar Sharma||878|
|CPI (M) gain from AITC||Swing|
.# Swing based on LF+Congress vote percentages taken together in 2016.
The 2013 by-election was necessitated by the switch-over of sitting Congress MLA Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury to Trinamool Congress.
|AITC||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||70,791||39.33||+39.33|
|CPI (M)||Koushik Mishra (Saheb)||50,339||27.96||-11.19|
|INC||Narendra Nath Tiwari||45,271||25.15||-26.64|
|Independent||Md. Anisur Rahaman||1,296|
|AITC gain from CPI (M)||Swing|
In the 2011 election, Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury of Congress defeated his nearest rival Samarananda Roy of CPI(M).
|INC||Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury||89,421||51.79||+0.48#|
|CPI (M)||Samarananda Roy||67,592||39.15||-6.49|
|BJP||Gobinda Chandra Mandal||10,116||5.86|
|BSP||Nitish Kumar Mandal||147|
.# Swing based on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||8||4|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||5|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||1|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury of Congress won the English Bazar assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Samar Roy of CPI(M). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Samar Roy of CPI(M) defeated Goutam Chakraborty of Congress in 2001. Goutam Chakraborty of Congress defeated Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) in 1996. Prabhat Acharya of CPI(M) defeated Pradip Kar of Congress in 1991. Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M) defeated Ashok Kundu of Congress in 1987, Swapan Mitra of Congress in 1982 and Hari Prasanna Mitra of Janata Party in 1977.