239. Balarampur (बलरामपुर), is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha seat in South West Bengal region and Purulia district of West Bengal (पश्चिम बंगाल). It shares inter-state border with Purulia. Balarampur is part of 35. Purulia Lok Sabha/Parliamentary constituency. This seat is categoried as: Rural.
This General Assembly constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 12.8%. The estimated literacy level of the district in which this constituency falls in is 65.38%.
In the 2021 elections, there were a total of 237815 eligible electors, of which 122348 were male, 115464 female and 3 voters of the third gender.
The electorate gender ratio in Balarampur in 2021 is 944.
In the 2016 polls, there were a total of 209191 eligible electors, of which 109116 were male, 100075 female and voters of the third gender.
In the 2011 West Bengal Assembly elections, there were a total of 175112 eligible electors, of which 92178 were male, 82934 female and voters of the third gender.
The number of service voters in Balarampur in 2016 was 130. In 2011, there were 57.
Past winners/MLAs: In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Shantiram Mahato of TMC won in this seat by defeating Jagadish Mahato of INC by a margin of 10204 votes which was 5.84% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 47.02% in 2016 in the seat.
In 2011, Shantiram Mahato of TMC won in this seat defeating Gope Manindra of CPIM by a margin of 10528 votes which was 7.39% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 45.79% in 2011 in the seat.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP got the most votes in 239. Balarampur Assembly segment of Purulia Lok Sabha constituency. TMC's won the Purulia Parliament seat.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, TMC got the most votes this Assembly segment and BJP won the Purulia Parliament seat.
Number of contestants: A total of 8 candidates contested in the 2021 elections. In 2016 there were 10 contestants.
Candidates 2021: The candidates contesting in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections from Balarampur are: Anandi Tudu (BSP), Uttam Kumar Bandyopadhyay (INC), Baneswar Mahato (BJP), Shantiram Mahato (TMC), Dipak Kumar (SUCOIC), Sitaram Hansda (APOI), Subhash Mahato (BJMP), Aswini Singh Sardar (IND)
Voter turnout: In the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the voter turnout was calculated at 82.66%. In 2016, this seat registered a turnout of 83.46%, while it was 81.37% in 2011.
Poll dates: The seat went to the polls in Phase 1 of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2021 on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Counting of votes are being held on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Number of polling stations: In the 2021 elections there were a total of 317 polling stations in 239. Balarampur constituency. The corresponding figure in the 2016 elections was 242. In 2011 there were 219 polling stations.
Extent: 239. Balarampur constituency comprises of the following areas of Purulia district of West Bengal: 1. CDB Balarampur, 2. Chakaltore, Dimdiha, Durku, Garafusra, Lagda and Sonaijuri GPs CDB Purulia-I and 3. Chatu Hansa, Hensla and Puara GPs of CDB Arsha. It shares an inter-state border with Purulia.
Balarampur seat of the West Bengal Assembly has Jharkhand (Bokaro, Saraikela-Kharsawan Districts) adjoining seats: Jharkhand (Bokaro, Saraikela-Kharsawan Districts).
The total area covered by Balarampur is 630 square kilometres.