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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||36. Bankura|
|Electorate (year)||197,720 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 246 Raghunathpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Raghunathpur municipality; Raghunathpur I, Neturia and Santuri community development blocks.
|Trinamool Congress||Purna Chandra Bauri||78,096||48.34||+12.61#|
|BJP||Subhas Chandra Mondal||7,916||4.90|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||25.17#|
.# 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, Uma Rani Bouri of CPI(M) won the Raghunathpur assembly seat defeating her nearest rivals, Purna Chandra Bouri of Trinamool Congress and Magaram Bouri of Trinamool Congress respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Natabar Bagdi of CPI(M) defeated Nabakumar Bouri of Congress in 1996, Gopal Das of Congress in 1991 and 1987, and Durgadas Bauri of Congress in 1982. Bijoy Bauri of SUC defeated Nepal Bauri of Janata Party.
Durgadas Bauri of Congress won in 1972. Hari Pada Bouri of SUC won in 1971 and 1969. N. Bauri of Congress won in 1967. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Raghunathpur was a joint seat. Shankar Narayan Singhadeo and Nepal Bouri, both of Congress, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 the seat was entitled Kashipur cum Raghunathpur. The joint seat was won by Budhan Majhi and Ananda Prasad Chakrabarty, both of Congress.