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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||Raiganj|
As a consequence of the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Kharba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Araidanga (Vidhan Sabha constituency) cease to exist from 2011. There are two new constituencies in the area – Chanchal (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Malatipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Kharba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) was part of Raiganj (Lok Sabha constituency)
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Kharba||Tafazzal Hossain||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Golam Yazdani||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1972||Mahabubul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|1982||Mahabubul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|1987||Nazmul Hoque||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Nazmul Hoque||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Mahabubul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Mahabubul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2006||Mahabubul Haque||Indian National Congress|
|2008 Bye-election||Asif Mahboob||Indian National Congress|
In a by-election in 2008 necessitated by the death of the sitting MLA, Mahabubul Haque, Asif Mehboob of the Congress won the Kharba seat. In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections Mahabubul Haque of Congress won the 41 Kharba assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Anjuman Ara Begum of CPI(M) in 2006 and Nazmul Hoque of CPI(M) in 2001 and 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nazmul Hoque of CPI(M) defeated Mahabubul Haque of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Mahabubul Haque of Congress defeated Nazmul Hoque of CPI(M) in 1982. Golam Yazdani, Independent, defeated Mahabubul Haque of Congress in 1977.
Mahabubul Haque of Congress won in 1972. Golam Yazdani of CPI(M) won 1971. Golam Yazdani, Independent, won in 1969, 1967, 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Tafazzal Hossain of Congress won the Kharba seat.