Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||8. Maldaha Dakshin|
|Electorate (year)||152,882 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 55 Farakka (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Farakka community development block and Gajinagar Malancha and Kanchantala gram panchayats of Samserganj community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Farakka||Mahammad Giasuddin||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Mahammad Giasuddin||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Mahammad Giasuddin||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Shadat Hossain||Bangla Congress|
|1971||Jerat Ali||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1972||Jerat Ali||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1977||Abul Hasnat Khan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Abul Hasnat Khan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Abul Hasnat Khan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Abul Hasnat Khan||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Mainul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Mainul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2006||Mainul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2011||Mainul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2016||Mainul Haque||Indian National Congress|
In the 2011 elections, Mainul Hague of Congress defeated his nearest rival Abdus Salam of CPI(M).
|CPI (M)||Abdus Salam||48,041||35.29||–7.38|
|Indian Unity Centre||Md. Safikul Islam||1,250|
|SDPI||Mahah Saijul Hoque||1,122|
Sanu Seikh, contesting as an independent, was a Congress rebel.
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||14||8|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||5||1|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||4|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 1 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Mainul Haque of Congress won the Farakka assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Abdus Salam, Mir Tarekul Islam and Abul Hasnat Khan, all of CPI(M), respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abul Hasnat Khan of CPI(M) defeated Mainul Haque and Mainul Sheikh, both of Congress, in 1991 and 1987 respectively, and Jerat Ali, Independent, in 1982 and 1977.
Jerat Ali of CPI(M) won in 1972 and 1971. Shadat Hossain of Bangla Congress won in 1969. T.A.N.Nabi of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Mahammad Giasuddin of Congress won in 1962, 1957 and in independent India’s first election in 1951.