Rajarhat New Town
Vidhan Sabha constituency
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Lok Sabha constituency||17. Barasat|
|Electorate (year)||183,790 (2011)|
Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Up to 2011 there was one constituency, Rajarhat (SC), covering the area. From 2011 there are two constituencies – Rajarhat Gopalpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 115 Rajarhat New Town (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Rajarhat (Community development block) and Ward Nos. 1 to 6 and 10 to 13 of Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality (now merged with Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation).
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1962||Rajarhat||Pranab Prasad Roy||Communist Party of India|
|1967||S.N.Das||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1969||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1971||Khagendranath Mondal||Indian National Congress|
|1972||Khagendranath Mondal||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2001||Tanmoy Mondal||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2006||Rabindranath Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Rajarhat New Town||Sabyasachi Dutta||All India Trinamool Congress|
|2016||Rajarhat New Town||Sabyasachi Dutta||All India Trinamool Congress|
|CPI (M)||Narendranath Chatterjee||81,478||40.96||-3.54|
|WPI||Sheikh Md. Salim||3,087||1.55|
|NOTA||None of the above||2,332||1.17|
In the 2011 election, Sabyasachi Dutta of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Tapash Chatterjee of CPI(M).
|CPI (M)||Tapash Chatterjee||72,991||44.50||-5.76|
|IUML||Md. Salim Makkar||1,474|
|Independent||Tapan Kumar Paul||1,159|
|Independent||Atin Kumar Roy||34|
|AITC win (new seat)|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||16|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||1|
|Communist Party of India||1||1|
Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M) won the Rajarhat (SC) assembly seat defeating Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001 Tanmoy Mondal of Trinamool Congress defeated Rabindranath Mandal of CPI(M). Prior to that Rabindranath Mondal had won the seat five times in a row defeating Tanmoy Mondal representing Congress in 1996, Sukumar Roy of Congress in 1991, Biswananda Naskar of Congress in 1987, Tanmoy Mondal of Congress in 1982 and Amalendu Sekhar Naskar of Congress in 1977.
Khagendranath Mondal of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Rabindranath Mondal of CPI(M) won in 1969. S.N.Das of CPI(M) won in 1967. Pranab Prasad Roy of CPI won in 1962. Prior to that the Rajarhat seat was not there.