Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||24. Kolkata Uttar|
|Electoral system||First past the post|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 165 Jorasanko (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: 22, 23, 25, 27, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Jorasanko (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 24 Kolkata Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency). Prior to the 2009 Indian general election it was part of Calcutta North West (Lok Sabha constituency).
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Jorasanko||Amarendra Nath Basu||Forward Bloc (MG)|
|Colootola||Anandi Lal Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Jorasanko||Anandi Lal Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Badri Prasad Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1967||R.K.Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Vishnu Kant Shastri||Janata Party|
|1982||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1987||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1991||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Deokinandan Poddar||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Satya Narain Bajaj||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2006||Dinesh Bajaj||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2011||Smita Bakshi||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2016||Smita Bakshi||All India Trinamool Congress|
In 2016. Smita Bakshi of AITMC was reelected for a second term, with a reduced majority. BJP candidate Rahul Sinha came second by a very small margin.
|RJD||Avinash Kumar Agarwal ||15,639||14.97||N/A|
|SUCI(C)||Bijnan Kumar Bera||641||0.61||N/A|
|JD(S)||Manoj Kumar Jaiswal||300||0.28||N/A|
|Independent||Sanjeev Kumar Jain||180||0.17||N/A|
|NOTA||None of the above||2,374||2.27||N/A|
In the 2011 election, Smita Bakshi of Trinamool Congress defeated her nearest rival Janki Singh of CPI(M).
|CPI (M)||Janki Singh||26,463||23.33||-15.52|
|BJP||Meena Devi Purohit||17,161||15.13|
|Independent||Manoj Kumar Jaiswal||553||0.49|
|Jago Party||Birendra Singh||369||0.33|
Md. Sohrab, a rebel Ex-RJD Candidate and MLA From Bazabazar In 2006 contesting as an JD(U), was suspended from the party.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||6|
|Rashtriya Janata Dal||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 10
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Dinesh Bajaj of Trinamool Congress won the Jorasanko assembly seat defeating Shyam Sundar Gupta of Forward Bloc. Satya Narain Bajaj of Trinamool Congress defeated Shyam Sundar Gupta of Forward Bloc in 2001. Deokinandan Poddar of Congress defeated Satish Narayan Bajaj of Forward Bloc in 1996, Sukumar Das of Forward Bloc in 1991 and 1987, and Shyam Sundar Gupta of Forward Bloc in 1982. Vishnu Kant Shastri representing Janata Party defeated Deokinandan Poddar of Congress in 1977.
Deokinandan Poddar of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. R.K.Poddar of Congress won in 1967. Badri Prasad Poddar of Congress won in 1962. Anandi Lal Poddar of Congress won in 1957. In independent India's first election in 1951 Amarendra Nath Basu of Forward Bloc (MG) won the Jorasanko seat.
In 1951 there was a seat at Colootola. Anandi Lal Poddar of Congress won it.