Vidhan Sabha constituency
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Type||Reserved for ST|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Basirhat|
|Electorate (year)||172,352 (2011)|
Sandeshkhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled tribes from 2011. Earlier the seat was reserved for scheduled castes.
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, 123 Sandeshkhali (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (ST) is composed of the following: Bayermari I, Bayermari II, Hathgachhi, Nazat I, Nazat II, Sarberia, Agarhati, Sohara Radhanagar and Kalinagar gram panchayats of Sandeshkhali I community development block, and Beramajur I, Beramajur II, Durgamandap, Jeliakhali, Korakati, Manipur and Sandeshkhali gram panchayats of Sandeshkhali II community development block.
|Constituency||Name of M.L.A.||Party Affiliation|
|1951||Haroa Sandeshkhali||Jyotish Chandra Roy Sardar||Indian National Congress|
|Hemanta Kumar Ghoshal||Communist Party of India|
|1957||Sandeshkhali||Haran Chandra Mondal||Independent|
|1962||Ananta Kumar Baidya||Indian National Congress|
|1967||Debendra Nath Sinha||Indian National Congress|
|1969||Sarat Sarder||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1971||Sarat Sarder||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1972||Debendra Nath Sinha||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Kumud Ranjan Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1982||Kumud Ranjan Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1987||Kumud Ranjan Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1991||Dhiren Mondal||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|1996||Kanti Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2001||Kanti Biswas||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2006||Abani Roy||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2011||Nirapada Sardar||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2016||Sukumar Mahata||All India Trinamool Congress|
|CPI (M)||Nirapada Sardar||66,815||43.21||-10.76|
|Independent||Harish Chandra Sardar||2,745|
|People’s Democratic Conference of India||Swapan Kumar Sardar||1,253|
|Independent||Nirendra Nath Sardar||566|
|CPI (M) hold||Swing||-11.20#|
.# 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 assembly elections, Abani Roy of CPI(M) won the 98 Sandeshkhali (SC) seat defeating his nearest rival Gita Mondal of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kanti Biswas of CPI(M) defeated Ranjit Kumar Das of Trinamool Congress/Congress in 2001 and 1996. Dhiren Mondal of CPI(M) defeated Krishna Pada Patra of Congress in 1991. Kumud Ranjan Biswas of CPI(M) defeated Ranjit Kumar Das of Congress in 1987 and 1977, and Ananata Kumar Bera of Congress in 1982.
Debendra Nath Sinha of Congress won in 1972. Sarat Sarder of CPI(M) won in 1971 and 1969. Debendra Nath Sinha of Congress won in 1967. Ananta Kumar Baidya of Congress won in 1962. Haran Chandra Mondal, Independent, won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Jyotish Chandra Roy Sardar of Congress and Hemanta Kumar Ghoshal of CPI won the Haroa Sandeshkhali joint seat.