Not withstanding the little presence Trinamool Congress had in the Gopiballavpur assembly constituency, the party emerged victorious in the last assembly election in 2011. This was due to the unpopularity of the Left Front. The sympathizers of the Maoists also voted in favour of TMC. However as the implementation of the development work is making slow progress, going would not be easy for TMC which is banking on the disarray in which opposition parties are finding themselves.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Pulin Bihari Baske||CPM||50765|
|Susil Kumar Ghosh||BJP||21338|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3622|
|Subodh Kumar Mandi||IND||1914|
|Rajesh Mahata||AJSU Party||1472|
Gopiballavpur is currently represented in the Legislative Assembly by TMC legislator Chudamani Mahato who won it in 2011 by defeating the then CPM sitting MLA Rabi Lal Maitra by a huge margin of 32020 votes. In the only election to the seat, while 90070 votes were polled in favour of Chudamani Mahato, who was once a Naxalite activist, Rabi Lal Maitra received 58050 votes and was followed by BJP’s Sanjit Mahata who garnered 5,935 votes.
One of the nineteen assembly constituencies located in the Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, Gopiballavpur is formed by areas covered by Beliabera, Pet Bindhi, Kharbandhi and Tapshia gram panchayats of Gopiballavpur-2 block, Chandri, Aguiboni, Chubka, Lodhasuli, Dudhkundi, Nedabahara, Shalboni, Patashimul and Sardiha gram panchayats of Jhargram block and Sankrail block.
With a strong presence of the Maoists, Gopiballavpur is one of the seven assembly segments whose combination creates the parliamentary constituency of Jhargram.
In the 2011 assembly election to Gopiballavpur, 177748 electors were eligible to vote. Of them, 90738 were male voters and 87010 were women.
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