Hirapur Constituency Bidhan Sabha Election West Bengal

Past record and present situation of Hirapur constituency West Bengal. Important details of Hirapur Burnpur regarding Bengal Election

Burnpur is an important industrial town in Asansol of Burdwan district. This town got its name from Burn & Co. which promoted IISCO, now ISP on 1918. Another factory Burn Standard (Wagon factory) was established in the same year at Burnpur. There is lot confusion whether it is Burnpur or Hirapur. Actually local people call it Burnpur. Hirapur is a small part of Burnpur, still the police station and assembly constituency are named Hirapur.

If we have a look in the previous assembly results, it is as follows

Before 1957, Hirapur was a part Asansol assembly constituency.
1957 - Taher Hossain (Independent) won the seat.
1962 - Dr. Gopika Ranjan Mitra of INC won the seat.
1957 - Taher Hossain Independent won the seat
1962 - Dr. Gopika Ranjan Mitra of INC won the seat.
1967 - Shibdas Ghatak of INC won the seat
1969, 1971, Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI M won the seat
1977 - Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI M defeated Santimoy Aich of INC.
1972 - Triptimoy Aich of INC won the Hirapur seat.
1982 - Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI M defeated Shibdas Ghatak of INC
1987 - Suhrid Basu Mallick of INC defeated Bamapada Mukherjee of CPI M.
1991 - Mumtaz Hussein of JD defeated Suhrid Basu Mallick of INC.
1996 - Shyamadas Banerjee of INC defeated Mumtaz Hussein of JD.
2001 - Moloy Ghatak of Trinamul Congress defeated Dilip Ghosh Independent.
2006 - Amitava Mukhopadhyay of CPIM defeated Moloy Ghatak of Trinamul Congress.

Record says that during 70's CPI (M) had a strong hold in this constituency otherwise it was a constituency of Congress. After 1998, main rival of CPI (M) is Trinamul Congress here. Last election was won by CPI (M). 'Wind of Change' and Wagon Factory undertaken by Rail will put Trinamul Congress in advantageous position in Bidhan Sabha Election West Bengal 2011.


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