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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||8. Maldaha Dakshin|
|• CurrentMLA||Mottakin Alam (INC)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 49 Manikchak (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Manikchak community development block, and Milki, Fulbaria and Sovanagar gram panchayats of English Bazar community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Manikchak||Pashupati Jha||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Sowrindra Mohan Misra||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Arun Chandra Jha||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Jokhilal Mandal||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Jokhilal Mandal||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Subodh Choudhary||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Jokhilal Mandal||Indian National Congress|
|1987||Jokhilal Mandal||Indian National Congress|
|1991||Subodh Choudhary||Communist Party of India Marxist|
|1996||Ram Probesh Mondal||Indian National Congress|
|2001||Asima Chowdhuri||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2006||Asima Chowdhuri||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Sabitri Mitra||All India Trinamool Congress|
In the 2011 elections, Sabitri Mitra of Trinamool Congress defeated her nearest rival Ratna Bhattacharya of CPI(M).
|Trinamool Congress||Sabitri Mitra||64,641||46.20||+4.23#|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||+6.77#|
Ramprabesh Mandal, who had filed his nomination as an Independent candidate was a rebel Congress candidate. He withdrew on the last day for withdrawal of nominations.
.# Swing based on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||8||4|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||5|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||1|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Asima Chowdhuri of CPI(M) won the Manikchak assembly seat defeating her nearest rival Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress defeated Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) in 1996. Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) defeated Ram Probesh Mondal of Congress in 1991 Jokhilal Mandal of Congress in 1987. Jokhilal Mandal of Congress defeated Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) in 1982. Subodh Choudhary of CPI(M) defeated Jokhilal Mandal of Congress in 1977.
Jokhilal Mandal of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Arun Chandra Jha of Congress won in 1969. R.S.Singhi of Swatantra Party won in 1967. Sowrindra Mohan Misra of Congress won in 1962. The Manikchak seat was not there in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Pashupati Jha of Congress won from the Manikchak seat.