Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||1 Cooch Behar (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||193,926 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 2 Mathabhanga (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) covers Mathabhanga municipality, Mathabhanga II community development block, and Hazrahat I, Hazrahat II and Pachagarh gram panchayats of Mathabhanga I community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Mathabhanga||Sarada Prasad Pramanick||Indian National Congress|
|1957||Sarada Prasad Pramanick||Indian National Congress|
|1962||Mahendra Nath Dakua||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Dinesh Chanra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1969||Birendranath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Birendranath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Birendranath Roy||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2001||Dinesh Chandra Dakua||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2006||Ananta Roy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Binay Krishna Barman||All India Trinamul Congress|
In the 2011 election, Binay Krishna Barman of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Ananta Roy of CPI(M).
|AITC||Binay Krishna Barman||78,249||46.94||#|
|CPI (M)||Ananta Roy||72,925||43.74||-11.18|
|BSP||Tilak Chand Barman||1,954|
|Independent||Hare Krishan Sarkar||1,079|
|AITC gain from CPI (M)||Swing|
.# Trinamool Congress did not contest the seat in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||0|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||4|
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Ananta Roy of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) won the Mathabhanga seat defeating Hem Chandra Barman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Dinesh Chandra Dakua of CPI(M) won the seat six times in a row from 1977 to 2001, and also in 1967. He defeated Binoy Krishna Barman of the Trinamool Congress in 2001, Jatindranath Barman of the Indian National Congress in 1996, Prasenjit Barman of Congress in 1991, Jatindranath Barman of Congress in 1987, Hitendra Nath Pramanik of Congress on 1982 and Pratap Singha in 1977.
Birendranath Roy of Congress won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. Dinesh Chandra Dakua of CPI(M) won in 1967. Mahendra Nath Dakua of Congress won in 1962. Sarada Prasad Pramanick of Congress won in 1957 and in independent India's first election in 1951.