Once a stronghold of the Congress, the seat was allotted to the Trinamool Congress in the last assembly election under the seat sharing arrangement between the two parties. This made a section of the Congress unhappy which is reflected in the low margin by which Noore Alam Choudhury defeated his nearest rival. Since there is little chance of an alliance between them taking place, the TMC cannot take the seat granted. With BJP gaining ground, the contest is all set to witness a three-cornered fight
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Syed Mahfuzul Karim (Mahfuz)||CPM||70825|
|Nirmal Chandra Mandal||BJP||17513|
Labpur assembly seat is currently held by TMC’s Noore Alam Choudhury who won the seat in 2011 by defeating the then sitting CPM MLA Kamre Elahi by 4403 votes in a bipolar contest. While Noore Alam Choudhury, a former High Court Judge and currently a minister in the Mamata government, polled 77817 votes, Qamre Elahi, the winner in 2001 and 2006, received 73414 votes. The BJP nominee was distantly placed at third place with just votes. Kamre Elahi, who is a doctor by profession, unsuccessfully contested from the Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency in 2014.
Located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, Labpur assembly constituency covers Labpur -1 block, and Jajigram, Amdole, Mitrapur, Paikar I, Paikar II and Nandigram gram panchayats of Labpur- 2 block.
In the 2011 election to Labpur, a total electorate of 189414 was eligible to vote. Of them, 97667 were male voters and 91747 were women.
Labpur, where Muslims account for about 30% of the voters, is one of the seven assembly segments that make for the parliamentary constituency of Birbhum.
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