Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||5. Raiganj|
|Electorate (year)||170,158 (2011)|
|1957||Goalpokhar||Muzaffar Hussain||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Mohammad Hayat Ali||Praja Socialist Party|
|1967||Mohammad Salimuddin||Praja Socialist Party|
|1969||Mohammad Salimuddin||Praja Socialist Party|
|1971||Sheikh Sharafat Hussain||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Sheikh Sharafat Husain||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Md. Ramjan Ali||All India Forward Bloc|
|1982||Md. Ramjan Ali||All India Forward Bloc |
|1987||Md. Ramjan Ali||All India Forward Bloc|
|1991||Md. Ramjan Ali||All India Forward Bloc |
|1996||Hafiz Alam Sairani||All India Forward Bloc|
|2001||Hafiz Alam Sairani||All India Forward Bloc|
|2006||Deepa Dasmunsi||Indian National Congress|
|2009 Bye election||Ali Imran Ramz||All India Forward Bloc|
|2011||Md. Ghulam Rabbani||Indian National Congress|
|2016||Md. Ghulam Rabbani||Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 elections, Md. Ghulam Rabbani of Congress defeated his nearest rival Saifur Rahman of AIFB.
|INC||Md. Ghulam Rabbani||61,313||49.05||-2.02#|
|Forward Bloc||Saifur Rahman||47,900||38.32||-4.89#|
|Independent||Niva Sarkar (Das)||1,970|
|INC gain from Forward Bloc||Swing||2.87#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress and Forward Bloc vote percentages in 2006 and 2011, as adequate data not available for intervening bye-election.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||3||2|
|Independent/ Rebel Congress||1||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||2|
|Communist Party of India||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 2 (See template talk page for details)
The bypoll to the Goalpokhar seat was necessitated after sitting MLA of Congress Deepa Dasmunsi resigned.For Elected As MP of Raiganj.As of Results, Ali Imran Ramz of Forward Bloc Defeated Md. Ghulam Rabbani of Congress By almost a Margin of 15,000 Votes.
|Forward Bloc||Ali Imran Ramz||72,017||76.74||+12.98|
|INC||Md. Ghulam Rabbani||57,299||23.26||-7.47|
|Forward Bloc gain from INC||Swing|
In the by election in 2009 caused by the election of the sitting MLA, Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress to the Lok Sabha from Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency), the Goalpokhar assembly seat was won by Ali Imran Ramz of Forward Bloc. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress defeated Hafiz Alam Sairani of Forward Bloc in the 2006 state assembly elections. Hafiz Alam Sairani of Forward Bloc defeated Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress in 2001, and Md Mustafa of Congress in 1996. Md Ramjan Ali of Forward Bloc defeated Nizamuddin Ahamed of Congress in 1991 and 1987, Puranmal Chand Maheswari of BJP/ Independent, in 1982 and 1977.
Sheikh Sharafat Hussain of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Mohamad Salimuddin of PSP won 1969 and 1967. Mohammad Hayat Ali of PSP won in 1962. Muzzafar Hussain of Congress won in 1957. Prior to that Goalpokhar constituency was not there.