Vidhan Sabha constituency
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||14. Bangaon (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||185,660 (2011)|
Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes. The Gaighata seat was an open seat up to 2011.
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 97 Gaighata (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Gobardanga municipality, Dharmapur I, Dharmapur II, Ichapur I, Ichapur II, Jaleswar I, Shimulpur and Sutia gram panchayats of Gaighata community development block, and Bergum I, Bergum II and Machhalandpur I gram panchayats of Habra I community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1969||Parul Saha||Bangla Congress |
|1971||Chandi Pada Mitra||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Chandi Pada Mitra||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Kanti Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Kanti Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Kanti Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Prabir Banejee||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Manmatha Roy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2001||Jyotipriya Mallick||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2006||Jyotipriya Mallick||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2011||Majulkrishna Thakur||All India Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 election, Majulkrishna Thakur of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Monoj Kanti Biswas of CPI.
|CPI||Monoj Kanti Biswas||66,040||40.12||-5.67|
.# 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 and 2001 state assembly electionsJyotipriya Mallick of Trinamool Congress won the Gaighata assembly seat defeating Manmatha Roy of CPI(M) on both occasions. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 1996, Manmatha Roy of CPI(M) defeated Prabir Banerjee of Congress. In 1991, Prabir Banejee of Congress defeated Kanti Biswas of CPI(M). Kanti Biswas of CPI(M) defeated Radha Prasad Biswas of Congress in 1987, Mira Mitra of Congress in 1982, and Radha Prasad Biswas of Congress in 1977.