Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||5. Raiganj|
|Electorate (year)||202,761 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 34 Kaliaganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Kaliaganj municipality, Kaliaganj community development block and Barua and Birghai gram panchayats of Raiganj community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1962||Kaliaganj||Syama Prasad Barman||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Syama Prasad Barman||Indian National Congress |
|1969||Syama Prasad Barman||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Debendra Nath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Debendra Nath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Naba Kumar Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1982||Naba Kumar Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1987||Ramani Kanta Debsarma||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Ramani Kanta Debsarma||Communist Party of India (Marxist) |
|1996||Pramatha Nath Ray||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Pramatha Nath Ray||Indian National Congress|
|2006||Nani Gopal Roy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Pramatha Nath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|2016||Pramatha Nath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|2019 by-poll||Tapan Deb Singha||All India Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 election, Pramatha Nath Ray of Congress defeated his nearest rival Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M).
|INC||Pramatha Nath Ray||84,873||47.59||-2.51|
|CPI (M)||Nani Gopal Roy||77,583||43.51||-1.46|
|Independent||Hriday Chandra Sarkar||3,302||1.85|
|CPI (ML) Liberation||Jagadish Rajbhar||894|
|INC gain from CPI (M)||Swing||-1.15|
.# 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)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M) won the Kaliaganj (SC) assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Pramatha Nath Ray of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Pramathanath Ray of Congress defeated Ramani Kanta Debsarma of CPI(M) in 2001 and 1996. Ramani Kanta Debsarma of CPI(M) defeated Pramatha Nath Roy of Congress in 1991 and Naba Kumar Roy of Congress in 1987. Naba Kumar Roy of Congress defeated Nani Gopal Roy of CPI(M) in 1982 and 1977.
Debendra Nath Roy of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Syama Prasad Barman won the Kaliaganj seat in 1969, 1967 and 1962. Prior to that the Kaliaganj seat was not there. In 1957 and 1951 Raiganj was a joint seat. Hazi Badirudddin Ahmad and Syama Prasad Barman, both of Congress, won from Raiganj in 1957. Syama Prasad Barman and Gulam Hamidur Rahman, both of Congress, won from Raiganj in 1951.