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Joypur, Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Joypur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Joypur is located in India
Joypur (India)
Coordinates: 23°26′0″N 86°08′0″E / 23.43333°N 86.13333°E / 23.43333; 86.13333
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.241
Lok Sabha constituency35. Purulia
Electorate (year)189,787 (2011)

Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (also spelt Jaipur) is an assembly constituency in Purulia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 241 Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Joypur and Jhalda II community development blocks; Arsha, Beldih and Manikary gram panchayata of Arsha community development block.[1]

Joypur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Joypur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Dhirendra Nath Mahato 62,060 41.48 -5.06
Independent Sakti Pada Mahato 51,449 34.39 -10.23#
AITC Kirton Chandra Mahato 23,927 15.99 +13.71#
BJP Shripati Mahato 2,637 1.76
Independent Padmalochan Kumar 2,242
JVM(P) Paban Mahato 2,131
AJSU Swapan Mahato 1,852
JDP Sanat Kumar Besra 1,287
Amra Bangalee Gagan Chandra Mahato 1,136
JMM Sandip Majhi 885
Turnout 149,606 78.83
Forward Bloc hold Swing

Shakti Pada Mahato, contesting as an independent candidate, was a rebel Congress candidate.[5]

.# The changes for Shakti Pada Mahato (Independent/ rebel Congress) and Trinamool Congress are shown against the vote percentages of Congress and Trinamool Congress in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purulia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 5 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 Decrease7
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Bloc won the Jaipur assembly seat, defeating his nearest rival Shantiram Mahato of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Shantiram Mahato of Congress defeated Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Bloc in 2001 and 1996. Bindeswar Mahato of Forward Block defeated Shanti Ram Mahato of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Shantiram Mahato of Congress defeated Hari Pada Mahato of Forward Bloc in 1982. Ram Krishna Mahato of Congress defeated Chakradhar Mahato of Janata Party in 1977.[6]


Ramkrishna Mahato of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1967. Adwaita Mondal of Lok Sewak Sangh won in 1962.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  2. ^ "Joypur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Joypur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Joypur. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  5. ^ "Cong rebels dare leaders". The Statesman 29 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  6. ^ "238 - Jaipur Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  7. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-01-27.