The entire list and exciting facts about the 30 assembly constituencies going to polls in West Bengal on March 27

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The entire list and exciting facts about the 30 assembly constituencies going to polls in West Bengal on March 27
Women wear face masks Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally at Nimtuori near Nandigram on 10 March 2021.BCCL
  • The battle for Bengal is set to kick off on March 27 with 30 constituencies across the state going to the polls.
  • Only 14 constituencies will see their incumbent candidate contesting the election.
  • 48 of the candidates up for polling have criminal cases against them.
Election fever in West Bengal is peaking as voters in 30 constituencies across five districts will go to polling booths to elect their representatives in the state assembly.

The first phase of polling will cover districts like Purulia, West Midnapore, Bankura, East Midnapore, and Jhargram. Some of the important highlights of the first phase of polling in West Bengal include:

  1. 48 candidates i.e one in every four seeking votes on March 27 has criminal cases against them. 42 of them face serious criminal charges.
  2. There are 19 candidates with assets worth over ₹1 crore. Nine of them are from Trinamool Congress (TMC) and four are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  3. 53 candidates have declared their age to be between 25 to 40 years while 109 candidates have declared their age to be between 41 to 60 years. There are 29 candidates who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.
These facts have been taken from a report published by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR).

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Here’s the list of constituencies, the sitting members of the legislative assembly (MLA) and their challengers:
Constituency NameCurrent MLAChanges since last electionChallengers
PatashpurJyotirmoy Kar (TMC)Uttam Basak (TMC)Ambujaksha Mahanti (BJP), Saikat Giri (CPI)
Kanthi UttarBanasri Maity (TMC)Tarun Kumar Jana (TMC)Sunita Singha (BJP), Sutanu Maity (CPI-M)
BhagabanpurArdhendu Maity (TMC)NARabindranath Maity (BJP), Shiu Maiti (Congress)
Khejuri (SC)Ranajit Mondal (TMC)Parthapratim Das (TMC)Santanu Pramanik (BJP), Himangshu Das (CPI-M)
Kanthi DakshinChandrima Battacharya (TMC)Jyotirmoy Kar (TMC)Arup Kumar Das (BJP), Anulup Panda (CPI)
RamnagarAkhil Giri (TMC)NASwadesh Ranjan Nayak (BJP), Sabyasachi Jana (CPI-M)
EgraSamares Das (TMC)Tarun Maity (TMC)Sakti Pada Nayak (BJP), Sisir Patra (CPI)
DantanArun Mahapatra (CPI)Bikram Chandra Pradhan (TMC)Sakti Pada Nayak (BJP), Sisir Patra (CPI)
Nayagram (ST)Dulal Murmu (TMC)NABakul Murmu (BJP), Haripada Soren (CPI-M)
GopiballavpurChuramani Mahato (TMC)Khagendranath Mahato (TMC)Sanjit Mahato (BJP), Prashanta Das (CPI-M)
JhargramSukumar Hansda (TMC)Birbaha Hansda (TMC)Sukhmoy Satpati (BJP), Madhuja Sen Roy (CPI-M)
Keshiary (ST)Biram Mandi (CPI-M)Pulin Bihari Baske (CPI-M)Paresh Murmu (TMC), Sonali Murmu (BJP)
KharagpurNazmul Haque (CPI-M)SK Saddam Ali (CPI-M)Dinen Ray (TMC), Tapan Bhuiya (BJP)
GarbetaAshish Chakraborty (TMC)Uttara Singha (TMC)Madan Ruidas (BJP), Tapan Ghosh (CPI-M)
SalboniSrikanta Mahata (TMC)NARajib Kundu (BJP), Susanta Ghosh (CPI-M)
MedinipurMrigendra Nath Maiti (TMC)June Malia (TMC)Shamit Dash (BJP), Tarun Kumar Ghosh (CPI)
Binpur (ST)Dibakar Hansda (CPI-M)NADebnath Hansda (TMC), Palan Saren (BJP)
Bandwan (ST)Sushanta Besra (CPI-M)NARajib Lochan Saren (TMC), Parsi Murmu (BJP)
BalarampurSantiram Mahato (TMC)NABaneswar Mahato (BJP), Uttam Banerjee (Congress)
BaghmundiNepal Mahata (Congress)NASushanta Mahato (TMC), Ashutosh Mahato (AJSU)
JoypurDhirenda Nath Mahato (AIFB)NADibyojyoti Singh Deo (Independent), Narahari Mahato (BJP)
PuruliaSudip Mukherjee (Congress)Sudip Mukherjee contesting as BJP candidateSujoy Banerjee (TMC), Partha Prathim Banerjee (CPI-M)
Manbazar (ST)Sandhya Rani Tudu (TMC)NAGouri Singh Sardar (BJP), Jaminikanta Mandi (CPI-M)
KashipurSwapan Kumar Belthariya (TMC)NAKamalakanta Hansda (BJP), Mallika Mahata (CPI-M)
Para (SC)Umapada Bauri (Congress)Umpada bauri contesting at TMC candidateNadia Chand Bauri (BJP), Swapan Bauri (CPI-M)
Raghunathpur (SC)Purna Chandra Bauri (TMC)Hazari Bauri (TMC)Bivekananda Bauri (BJP), Ganesh Bauri (CPI-M)
Saltora (SC)Swapan Bauri (TMC)Santosh Mondal (TMC)Chandana Bauri (BJP), Nandadulal Bauri (CPI-M)
ChhatnaDhirendra Nath Layek (RSP)Falguni Mukherjee (RSP)Subhasis Batabyal (TMC), Satyanarayan Mukherjee (BJP)
Ranibandh (ST)Deblina Hembram (CPI-M)NAJyostna Mandi (TMC), Khudiram Tudu (BJP), Deblina Hembram (CPI-M)
Raipur (ST)Upen Kisku (CPI-M)NAMrittunjay Murmu (TMC), Sudhangsu Hansda (BJP), Milan Mandi (ISF)

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