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8. Maldaha Dakshin
English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Maldah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.
English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) Wikipedia
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 51 English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers English Bazar municipality and Amriti, Binodpur, Jadupur I, Jadupur II, Kajigram, Kotwali and Mahadipur gram panchayats of English Bazar community development block,
English Bazar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 8 Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency). It was earlier part of Malda (Lok Sabha constituency).
The 2013 by-election was necessitated by the switch-over of sitting Congress MLA Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury to Trinamool Congress.
In the 2011 election, Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury of Congress defeated his nearest rival Samarananda Roy of CPI(M).
.# Swing based on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 3 (See template talk page for details)
In the 2006 state assembly elections, Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury of Congress won the English Bazar assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Samar Roy of CPI(M). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Samar Roy of CPI(M) defeated Goutam Chakraborty of Congress in 2001. Goutam Chakraborty of Congress defeated Ashok Bhattacharya of CPI(M) in 1996. Prabhat Acharya of CPI(M) defeated Pradip Kar of Congress in 1991. Sailen Sarkar of CPI(M) defeated Ashok Kundu of Congress in 1987, Swapan Mitra of Congress in 1982 and Hari Prasanna Mitra of Janata Party in 1977.
Bimal Kanti Das of CPI won in 1972, 1971 and 1969. Santi Gopal Sen of Congress won in 1967, 1962 and 1957. Prior to that the English Bazar seat was not there.