The Left front led by CPM ruled West Bengal for 34 years with iron fist. During the period there was virtually no opposition to them. Now the left front is paid back in its own coin by the TMC which has donned the role of the Left front. Needless to say, the TMC is in a strong position and is all set to retain the Purulia seat. The BJP can garner a substantial number of votes but that matters nothing here.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Sudip Kumar Mukherjee||INC||Won
|Dibyajyoti Prasad Singh Deo||AITC||76144|
|Nagendra Kumar Ojha||BJP||12741|
|Swapan Kumar Mahato||IND||2160|
|Upendra Nath Mahato||MPI||1004|
|Dhirendra Nath Rajak||AJSU Party||696|
K.P. Singh Deo is the sitting TMC MLA from Purulia which he wrested from the CPIM by defeating its nominee Kaushik Mazumdar by a good margin of 26487 votes. In that election, K.P. Singh Deo, not to be confused with his namesake (Former Odisha MP), polled 83396 votes, 56909 votes were received by the CPM member who was followed by BJP’s Panchkari Mukherjee who got 3,630 votes.
Earlier Mamata Mukherjee of the CPIM had represented the Purulia seat from 1987 to 2001. Her husband Nikhil Mukherjee was elected in 2001 and 2006. In 2006 he had defeated the Congress nominee Sukumar Roy who had emerged victorious in 1982.
One of the nine assembly constituencies located in the district of the same name in West Bengal, Purulia is formed by the areas covered by Purulia municipality; Purulia-2 block a well as Bhandar Purachipida and Manara gram panchayats of Purulia-1 block.
The semi-urban constituency of Purulia is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary constituency of the same name.
In the 2011 assembly election to Purulia, there was a total electorate of 193014. Of them, 101139 were males and 91875 were female voters.
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