Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||Balurghat|
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Itahar||Banamali Das||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Basanta Lal Chatterjee||Communist Party of India|
|1962||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1982||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress (Socialist)|
|1987||Swadesh Chaki||Communist Party of India|
|1991||Dr. Zainal Abedin||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Srikumar Mukherjee||Communist Party of India|
|2001||Srikumar Mukherjee||Communist Party of India|
|2006||Srikumar Mukherjee||Communist Party of India|
|2011||Amal Acharjee||All India Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 election, Amal Acharjee of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Srikumar Mukherjee of CPI.
|Independent||Md. Rakbul Boksh||16,803||11.97|
|BJP||Suman Kumar Acharjee||2,794|
|Independent||Manik Chandra Sarkar||2,222|
|CPI (ML) Liberation||Suleman Hafiji||653|
|AITC gain from CPI||Swing||1.98#|
Md. Rakbul Boksh, contesting as an independent candidate was a rebel Trinamool Congress candidate. He was suspended from the party.
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|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)
|AITC||Dr. Zainal Abedin||6,581||11.97|
|JDP||Ujjwal Kumar Ray||1151|
|RPI||Shovan Lal Mitra||660|
.# Swing calculated on Trinamool+BJP vote percentages taken together in 2006.
In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Srikumar Mukherjee of CPI won the 36 Itahar assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Amal Acharjee of Congress in 2006, Dr. Zainal Abedin of NCP in 2001 and Dr. Zainal Abedin representing Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Dr. Zainal Abedin of Congress defeated Swadesh Chaki of CPI in 1991. Swadesh Chaki of CPI defeated Dr. Zainal Abedin of Congress in 1987. Dr. Zainal Abedin of ICS/Congress defeated Basanta Lal Chatterjee of CPI in 1982 and Salil Kumar Guha of CPI(M) in 1977.