Chapra, Nadia (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

—  Vidhan Sabha constituency  —
Chapra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53722°N 88.55278°E / 23.53722; 88.55278Coordinates: 23°32′14″N 88°33′10″E / 23.53722°N 88.55278°E / 23.53722; 88.55278
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Constituency No 82
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 12. Krishnanagar
Electorate (year) 186,928 (2011)

Chapra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: চাপড়া বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.



As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 82 Chapra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Chapra community development block.[1]

Chapra (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 12 Krishnanagar (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]



West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Chapra [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Rukbanur Rahaman 77,435 47.14 -9.10#
CPI(M) Samsul Islam Mollah 74,802 45.54 +2.22
BJP Baidyanath Biswas 7,078 4.31
CPI(ML)(L) Bijoy Kumar Saha 2,765
JD(U) Soumen Mandal 2,180
Turnout 164,260 87.87
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing -11.32#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Nadia district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 13 increase11
Indian National Congress 1 increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 decrease8
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 decrease1


In 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections, Shamsul Islam Mollah of CPI(M) won the Chapra assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals, Abdur Rashid Mollick of Congress in 2006 and Julfikar Khan of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Mir Quasem Mondal of CPI(M) defeated Julfikar Khan representing Congress in 1996, and Arun Kumar Ghosh of Congress in 1991. Mir Qusem of CPI(M) defeated Dilip Dutta of Congress in 1987. Sahabauddin Mondal of CPI(M) defeated Arun Biswas, Independent, in 1982 and Kazi Safluddin of Janata Party in 1977.[5]


Ghiasuddin Ahmad of Congress won in 1972. Sahabuddin Mondal of CPI(M) won in 1971. Salil Behari Hundle of Bangla Congress won in 1969. J.Mojumdar of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Mohananda Haldar of Sanjukta Biplabi Parishad won in 1962, The Chapra constituency was not there in 1957. Smarajit Bandopadhyay and Promatha Ranjan Thakur, both of Congress, won from the Haringhata joint seat in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951, Smarajit Bandopadhyay of Congress won the Chapra seat.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Chapra". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chapra. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Chapra. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  5. ^ "73 - Chapra Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 

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