Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
—  Vidhan Sabha constituency  —
Medinipur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°15′N 87°39′E / 22.25°N 87.65°E / 22.25; 87.65Coordinates: 22°15′N 87°39′E / 22.25°N 87.65°E / 22.25; 87.65
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 236
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 214,381 (2011)

Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Midnapore) (Bengali: মেদিনীপুর বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.



As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 236 Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Midnapore municipality, Chandra, Dherua, Monidaha and Tantigeria gram panchayats of Midnapore Sadar community development block and Bankibandh, Garhmal, Karnagarh, Kashijora and Shatpati gram panchayats of Salboni community development block.[1]

Medinipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]



West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Medinipur [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Mrigendra Nath Maiti 103,060 54.43 +24.90#
CPI Santosh Rana 74,840 39.53 -17.84
BJP Subhajit Roy 4,880 2.58
Independent Sanjay Mishra 2,590
LJP Arun Kumar Adhikari 1,436
Independent Dilip Kumar Das 724
Independent Pradyot Saw 699
JMM Sunil Kumar Hembram 691
JD(S) Pratap Kumar Roy 42
Turnout 189,348 88.32
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI Swing 42.74
e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Paschim Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 increase8
Indian National Congress 2 increase0
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 0 decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 decrease6
Communist Party of India 1 decrease1
DSP(PC) 1 decrease0


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Santosh Rana of CPI won the 223 Midnapore assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Rama Prasad Tewary of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Purnendu Sengupta of CPI defeated Gouri Ghosh of Trinamool Congress in 2001, and Dinen Roy of Congress in 1996. Kamakhya Ghosh of CPI defeated Raj Kumar Mishra of Congress in 1991, Samir Roy of Congress in 1987, and Samir Roy of ICS in 1982. Bankim Behari Pal of Janata Party defeated Kamakhya Ghosh of CPI in 1977.[5]


Biswanath Mukherjee of CPI won in 1972 and 1971. Kamakhya Charan Ghosh of CPI won in 1969 and 1967. Syed Shamsul Bari of Congress won in 1962. Anjali Khan of Congress won in 1957.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Medinipur". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Medinipur. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Medinipur. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "223 - Midnapore Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

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