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Nalhati (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Nalhati is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Nalhati is located in India
Nalhati (India)
Coordinates: 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.300°N 87.817°E / 24.300; 87.817
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Constituency No.293
Lok Sabha constituencyBirbhum
Electorate (year)176,536 (2011)

Nalhati (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 293 Nalhati (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Nalhati I CD Block, and Kushmore I, Kushmore II and Rudranagar gram panchayats of Murarai II CD Block.[1]

Nalhati (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 42 Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2013 by-election

The 2013 by-election was necessitated by the election of the sitting MLA Abhijit Mukherjee to the Lok Sabha from Jangipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

West Bengal state assembly bye-election, 2013: Nalhati[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Forward Bloc Dipak Chatterjee 55,341 32.99 -5.96
INC Abdur Rahaman 47,595 28.38 -20.27
AITC Biplab Kumar Ojha 47,041 28.05 +28.05
BJP Anil Singha 12,219 7.28 +0.46
AIUDF Md. Noorul Hoda 1953 1.16
Independent Dhananjoy Bandopadhyay 1368
Janata Party Nurul Islam 1227
Independent Kaosar Sekh 957
Turnout 167701
Forward Bloc gain from INC Swing


In the 2011 elections, Abhijit Mukherjee (son of Pranab Mukherjee) of Congress defeated his nearest rival Dipak Chatterjee of AIFB.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Nalhati [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Abhijit Mukherjee 76,047 48.65 +3.22#
Forward Bloc Dipak Chatterjee 60,887 38.95 -11.49
BJP Anil Singha 10,656 6.82
BSP Bikash Mondal 2,717 1.74
Independent Rudra Deb Ghosh 1,516
Independent Ajrail Md. 1,258
SUCI Rafiqul Hasan 1,123
Independent Prabhat Kumar Mondal 912
Turnout 156,329 88.55
INC gain from Forward Bloc Swing +14.71#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Birbhum district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 6 Increase5
Indian National Congress 2 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease4
Forward Bloc 1 Decrease2
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006 assembly state assembly elections, Dipak Chatterjee of Forward Bloc won the Nalhati assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Abdul Walee Mollah of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001 and 1996 Kalimuddin Shams of Forward Bloc defeated Sharif Hossain of Congress. Sattick Kumar Roy of Forward Bloc defeated Madan Mohan Mandal of BJP in 1991, Brindaban Saha of Congress in 1987 and Sachidanandan Sau of Congress in 1982. Bhabani Prasad Chattopadhyay of Forward Bloc defeated Abhoy Charan Das of Congress in 1977.[8]


Golam Mohiuddin, Independent, won in 1972, 1971, 1969 and 1967. Shiromani Prasad of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Nalhati was a joint seat. Mohammad Yeakub Hossain and Sisir Kumar Saha, both of Congress, won from Nalhati. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Mohammad Yeakub Hossain of Congress won.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ "Congress retains Rejinagar seat, loses Nalhati". PTI, 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  3. ^ "Annexure XV Return of Election" (PDF). 293 Nalhati constituency. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  4. ^ "Nomination status in Naihati Bye election 2013". Nalhati Bye-election 2013. Official website of Birbhum district. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  5. ^ "Nalhati". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Nalhati. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  7. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Nalhati. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  8. ^ "293 – Nalhati Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  9. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-01.