Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||35. Purulia|
|Electorate (year)||192,269 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 242 Purulia (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Purulia municipality; Purulia II community development blocks; Bhandar Purachipida and Manara gram panchayats of Purulia I community development block.
In the 2011 elections, Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Koushik Majumder of CPI(M).
|AITC||Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo||83,396||53.95||+8.49#|
|CPI (M)||Koushik Majumdar||56,909||36.81||-13.49|
|AITC gain from CPI (M)||Swing||22.38#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||2||1|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||1||7|
Note: New constituency – 1, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Nikhil Mukherjee of CPI(M) won the Purulia assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Dr. Sukumar Roy of Congress and Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mamata Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Sukumar Roy of Congress in 1996, 1991 and 1987. Sukumar Roy of ICS defeated Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) in 1982. Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Sanat Kumar Mukherjee, Independent, in 1977.
Sanat Kumar Mukherjee of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Bibhuti Bhusan Dasgupta of Lok Sewak Sangh/ Independent won in 1969 and 1967. Tara Pada Roy of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Purulia was a joint seat with one seat reserved for SC. Nakul Chandra Sahis, Independent, and Labanya Prova Ghosh, Independent, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, it was a joint seat entitled Purulia cum Hura. The area now part of Purulia district was then part of Bihar. Dimo Charmahar and Samarendra Nath Ojha, both of Lok Sewak Sangh, won in 1951.