Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||12. Krishnanagar|
|Electorate (year)||186,219 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 80 Kaliganj (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Bara Chandghar. Debagram, Faridpur, Gobra, Hatgachha, Juranpur, Kaliganj, Matiari, Mira I, Mira II, Panighata, Plassey I and Plassey II gram panchayats of Kaliganj community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Kaliganj||S.M.Fazlur Rahman||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Nakashipara||Mahananda Haldar||Indian National Congress|
|S.M.Fazlur Rahman||Indian National Congress|
|1962||S.M.Fazlur Rahman||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Kaliganj||S.M.Fazlur Rahman||Indian National Congress |
|1969||S.M.Fazlur Rahman||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Mir Fakir Mohammed||Independent|
|1972||Shib Sankar Bandopdhyay||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Debsaran Ghosh||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|1982||Debsaran Ghosh||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|1987||Abdus Salam Munshi||Indian National Congress|
|1991||Abdus Salam Munshi||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Abdus Salam Munshi||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Dhananjoy Modak||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2006||Dhananjoy Modak||Revolutionary Socialist Party|
|2011||Naseeruddin Ahamed||All India Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 election, Naseeruddin Ahamed of All India Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Sankar Sarkar of Revolutionary Socialist Party.
|MLKSC||Sk. Akher Ali||1,327|
|BSP||Sunil Chandra Mandal||1,259|
|CPI (ML) (L)||Altaf Hossain Sk.||1,159|
|AITC gain from RSP||Swing||+4.63#|
Sharifuddin Munshi, contesting as an independent candidate, was a rebel Congress candidate.
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||0|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||8|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 3, constituencies abolished – 1 (See template talk page for details)
In 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Dhananjoy Modak of RSP won the Kaliganj assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Nasiruddin Ahmed Nasiruddin Ahmed and Abdus Salam Munshi, both of Trinamool Congress, respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Abdus Salam Munshi of Congress defeated Dhananjoy Modak of RSP in 1996, and Deb Saran Ghosh of RSP in 1991 and 1987. Debsaran Ghosh of RSP defeated Shibsankar Bandopadhyay of Congress in 1982 and S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Janata Party in 1977.
Shib Sankar Bandopdhyay of Congress won in 1972. Mir Fakir Mohammed, Independent, won in 1971. S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won in 1969 and 1967. The Kaliganj seat was not there in 1962 and 1957. In 1962,Nakashipara (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was an open seat, S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won it. In 1957, Nakashipara was a joint seat with one reserved for SC. S.M.Fazlur Rahman and Mahananda Halder, both of Congress won. In independent India’s first election in 1951, S.M.Fazlur Rahman of Congress won the Kaliganj open seat.