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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||37. Bishnupur (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||194,747 (2011)|
As per order of the Delimitation Commission, No. 259 Khandaghosh (SC) assembly constituency covers Khandaghosh community development block and Adra, Bhuri, Gohogram, Khano, Maszidpur, Sanko and Satinadi gram panchayats of Galsi II CD Block.
In the 2011 elections, Nabin Chandra Bag of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Alok Kumar Majhi of Trinamool Congress.
|CPI(M)||Nabin Chandra Bag||94,284||52.11||-16.53|
|Trinamool Congress||Alok Kumar Majhi||81,137||44.85||+13.49#|
|BJP||Krishna Das Singha||5,505||3.04|
.# 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)||8||13|
|Marxist Forward Bloc||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)
Prasanta Majhi of the CPI (M) won the Khandaghosh (SC) assembly seat in 2006 defeating his nearest rival Biswanath Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001, Jyotsna Singha of CPI (M) defeated Banshi Badan Roy of Trinamool. In 1996, 1991 and 1986 Shiba Prasad Dalui of CPI (M) defeated Basudev Mandal, Sankar Nath Maji and Pramatha Dhibar, all of Congress, in the respective years. In 1982 and 1977, Purna Chandra Malik of CPI (M) defeated Manoranjan Pramanik of Congress.
Monoranjan Pramanik of Congress won the seat in 1972. In 1971, the seat was won by Purna Chandra Malik of CPI (M). Gobardhan Pakray of Samyukta Socialist Party won it in 1969. Jaharlal Banerjee of Congress won it in 1962. Khandaghosh constituency was not there in 1957 and in 1951 it was a general constituency. It was won by Jb Md Hossain of Congress.