Ranibandh Assembly Elections 2016

Though Ranibandh is currently under the control of CPM, the TMC has also made deep inroads. Though the upcoming 2016 assembly elections will be fought between TMC and the CPM, the BJP will also secure substantial votes. Though reduced to an also ran category in Ranibandh, the Congress has the potential of denting the prospects of the TMC if the party enters into an alliance with the Left Front which is in the offing. The Jharkhand Party has some pockets of influence in Ranibandh assembly constituency.

RanibandhAssembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Jyotsna Mandi AITC Won
Deblina Hembram CPM 68868
Kshudiram Tudu BJP 18720
None of the Above None of the Above 4669
Goutam Kumar Mudi SUCI(C) 2838
Sudhir Kumar Murmu CPI(ML)R 2582
Jagannath Tudu JAP 2513
Biswanath Tudu JDP 1758

Deblina Hembram, who was elected from Ranibandh assembly constituency in 2011, is the sitting CPM MLA who won it by defeating TMC’s Falguni Hembram by a comfortable margin of 6859 votes in 2011 in a bipolar contest. In that election, Deblina Hembram, a former minister in the Left Front government, polled 75388 votes, the TMC nominee secured 68529 votes and was followed by the Jharkhand Anushilan Party’s Aditya Kisku who secured 10,950 votes. Lakshmikanta Sardar, who entered the contest on behalf of the BJP, was placed fourth with just 6,447 votes.

Earlier, Deblina Hembram had also won the Ranibandh assembly seat in 1996 and 2006. The CPM has been winning the seat since 1977.

Ranibandh is one of the 12 assembly constituencies located in the Bankura district of West Bengal. The constituency is formed by the areas covered by Hirbandh, Ranibandh and Khatra blocks.

Reserved for the candidates belonging to scheduled tribes, Ranibandh is one of the seven assembly segments that combine to create the Bankura Lok Sabha seat. Ranibandh had a total electorate of 200986 in 2011. Of them, 103317 were males and the rest were female voters whose number stood at 97669.

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