Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It broadly covers the area earlier covered by Durgapur II assembly constituency.
In 1952 Ausgram constituency had two members. In 1957, there was the Ondal constituency with two members. In 1962 and 1967, there was a single Durgapur seat. Additionally, there was a Faridpur seat from 1967 to 1972.
From 1972, Durgapur had two assembly seats. As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, Durgapur I and II have been renamed Durgapur Paschim (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency) respectively. No. 276 Durgapur Purba assembly constituency covers ward nos. 1 – 10, 23 – 28 of Durgapur municipal corporation and Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa community development block. No. 277 Durgapur Paschim assembly constituency covers ward nos. 11 – 22 and 29 – 43 of Durgapur municipal corporation.
Durgapur I & II assembly segments were earlier part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency). As per orders of Delimitation Commission Durgapur Purba and Durgapur Paschim are part of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2011 taken together, as well as the CPI(M) vote for Durgapur II constituency.
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages in 2006 taken together, as well as the CPI(M) vote for Durgapur II constituency.
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See template talk page for details)
In 2006 assembly elections, Biprendu Kumar Chakraborty of CPI (M) won the Durgapur II seat defeating his nearest rival Apurba Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Apurba Mukherjee won the seat in 2001 defeating Debabrata Banerjee of CPI (M). In 1996, Debabrata Banerjee had won the seat defeating Malay Kanti Dutta of Congress. In 1991, Tarun Chatterjee of CPI (M) had won the seat defeating Asit Chattaraj of Congress. Tarun Chatterjee won it in 1987 defeating Narayan Hazara Chowdhury of Congress. In 1982, Tarun Chaterjee defeated Baren Roy of Congress. Tarun Chatterjee defeated Ajit Banerjee of Congress in 1977.
Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of Congress won the Durgapur seat in 1972. Dilip Mazumdar of CPI (M) won the seat in 1971, 1969 and 1967. Ananda Gopal Mukherjee of INC won the seat in 1962.
Ajit Kumar Bandopadhyay of Congress won the Faridpur seat in 1972. Sanat Kumar Banerjee of CPI(M) won in 1971. Manoranjan Bakshi of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967.
Dhawajadhari Mondal and Ananda Gopal Mukherjee, both of Congress, jointly won the Ondal seat in 1957.