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Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Type||Reserved for SC|
|Lok Sabha constituency||38. Bardhaman Purba (SC)|
|Electorate (year)||209,643 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 261 Raina (SC) assembly constituency covers Raina II community development block and Hijalna, Natu, Palsona, Sehara, Narugram, Shyamsundar, and Rayna gram panchayats of Raina I community development block. Mugra gram panchayat of Raina I community development block is part of Jamalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC).
|Trinamool Congress||Nepal Ghorui||86,676||44.80||+13.22#|
|BJP||Pandit Krishna Chandra||3,241||1.68|
|People’s Democratic Conference of India||Asit Rana||2,611|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||1||0|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||8||13|
|Marxist Forward Bloc||0||1|
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)
Swapan Samanta of CPI(M) won the Raina assembly seat in 2006 defeating his nearest rival Nityananda Tah of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001 and 1996, Shyamaprosad Pal of CPI(M) defeated Arup Kumar Das of Trinamool Congress and Arabinda Bhattacharyya of Congress, in the respective years. In 1991, 1987 and 1982, Dhirendranath Chatterjee of CPI(M) defeated Sunil Das, Uday Sankar Sain and Sukumar Chattopadhyay, all of Congress, in the respective years. In 1977, Ram Narayan Goswami of CPI(M) defeated Ajit Krishna Bhattacharya of Congress.
Sukumar Chattopadhyay of Congress won the seat in 1972, and in 1971, it was won by Gokulananda Roy of CPI(M). Panchu Gopal Guha of CPI(M) won it in 1969, and Dasarathi Tah of PSP won it in 1967. Prabodh Kumar Guha of Congress won the seat in 1962. It was a double member seat in 1957 and 1951. In 1957, Dasarathi Tah and Gobardhan Pakray, both representing PSP, won the seats. In the first state assembly elections after independence in 1951, Dasarathi Tah and Mritunjoy Pramanik, both representing KMPP, won the Raina seats.