Purulia Lok Sabha Constituency


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Purulia Lok Sabha constituency is one of the present 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal state in eastern India. India has total 543 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies. All the seven assembly segments of No. 35 Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Purulia district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Election results
3 Elections prior to 2009


Assembly segments


As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 35 Purulia is composed of the following segments:

Balarampur (assembly constituency no. 235)
Baghmundi (assembly constituency no. 233)
Joypur (assembly constituency no. 238)
Purulia (assembly constituency no. 239)
Manbazar (ST) (assembly constituency no. 234)
Kashipur (assembly constituency no. 236)
Para (SC) (assembly constituency no. 237)

Prior to delimitation, Purulia Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:

Bandwan (ST) (assembly constituency no. 233)
Manbazar (assembly constituency no. 234)
Balarampur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 235)
Arsha (assembly constituency no. 236)
Jhalda (assembly constituency no. 237)
Joypur (assembly constituency no. 238)
Purulia (assembly constituency no. 239)


Election results


General Election, 2009: Purulia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Forward Bloc Narahari Mahato 399,201
Congress Shantiram Mahato 379,900
BJP Sayantan Basu 21,509
BSP Asit Baran Mahato 20,499
JMM Ajit Prasad Mahato 30,799
Independent Mrityunjay Mahato 15,716
Independent Mukesh Sahu 9,183
Independent Bisambar Mura 8,739
Jharkhand Disom Party Abhiram Besra 6,857
AMB Abinash Saren 2,942
Independent Dhiren Rajak 2,876
Independent Amulya Ratan Mahato 2,354
JD(U) Dhiren Chandra Mahato 2,080
Independent Umacharan Mahato 1,863
Turnout 904,518 71.91
Forward Bloc hold Swing


 Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha



Elections prior to 2009


Results of elections prior to 2009 are summarised below.


Manbhum South cum Dhalbhum 1951


Year Winner Party
1951[4][5] Bhajahari Mahaton Lok Sevak Sangha
Chaitan Manjhi Lok Sevak Sangha


Manbhum North 1951


Year Winner Party
1951[6][7] Prabhat Chandra Bose Congress
Bhajahari Mahaton Congress


Purulia 1957-1971


Year Winner Party
1957 Bibhuti Bhusan Dasgupta Lok Sevak Sangha
1962 Bhajahari Mahato Lok Sevak Sangha
1967 Bhajahari Mahata Lok Sevak Sangha
1971 Devendra Nath Mahata Congress


1977-2004


Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1977[12] 303,660 52.10 Chittaranjan Mahata 68.33 FBL Pashupati Mahato 28.70 INC
1980 426,780 61.20 Chitta Ranjan Mahata 54.78 FBL Ram Pada Singha 29.52 INC(I)
1984 557,650 73.92 Chittaranjan Mahata 47.99 FBL K.P.Singh Deo 45.47 INC
1989 690,010 77.30 Chittaranjan Mahata 56.01 FBL Sitaram Mahato 35.49 INC
1991 672.09 73.46 Chittaranjan Mahata 51.53 FBL Sanat Mukherjee 32.22 INC
1996 765.83 79.18 Bir Singh Mahato 51.02 FBL Gobinda Mukherjee 36.09 INC
1998 747,610 75.14 Bir Singh Mahato 51.26 FBL Nepal Mahata 29.86 INC
1999 692,270 68.67 Bir Singh Mahato 51.55 FBL Tapati Mahato 25.88 BJP
2004 696,650 70.20 Bir Singh Mahato 48.99 AIFB Dhantiram Mahato 28.06 INC

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