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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kanthi|
|Electorate (year)||177,487 (2011)|
Khejuri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier spelled Khajuri) (Bengali: খেজুরী বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 215 Khejuri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Khejuri I and Khejuri II community development blocks, and Garbari I and Garbari II gram panchayats of Bhagabanpur II community development block.
|Trinamool Congress||Ranajit Mondal||87,833||53.11||+13.73|
|Trinamool Congress gain from SP||Swing||28.21|
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||6|
|Communist Party of India||0||3|
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Swadesh Patra of WBSP won the Khejuri assembly seat (SC) defeating his nearest rival Dr. Partha Pratim Das of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi-cornered, but only winners and runners are mentioned here. Sunirmal Paik of WBSP defeated Ram Chandra Mandal of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Ram Chandra Mandal representing CPI(M) defeated Sunirmal Paik representing Congress in 1996. Sunirmal Paik representing CPI(M) defeated Santiram Das of Congress in 1991. Sunirmal Paik, Independent, defeated Susanta Mandal of Congress in 1987 and 1982. Sunirmal Paik of Janata Party defeated Sunil Sit of CPI(M) in 1977.
Bimal Paik of Congress won in 1972. Jagadish Chandra Das of CPI(M) won in 1971. Paresh Das of Bangla Congress won in 1969. B.Paik of Congress won in 1967. Abanti Kumar Das of Congress won in 1962. The Khejuri seat was not there in 1957. Khejuri had a dual seat in independent India’s first election in 1951. It was won by Koustav Kanti Karan and Abha Maiti, both of Congress.