221. Gopiballavpur (गोपीबल्लपुर), is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha seat in South West Bengal region and Jhargram district of West Bengal (पश्चिम बंगाल). It shares inter-state border with Jhargram. Gopiballavpur is part of 33. Jhargram Lok Sabha/Parliamentary constituency. This seat is categoried as: Rural.
This General Assembly constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 18.42%. The estimated literacy level of the district in which this constituency falls in is 79.04%.
In the 2021 elections, there were a total of 226148 eligible electors, of which 113762 were male, 112386 female and voters of the third gender.
The electorate gender ratio in Gopiballavpur in 2021 is 988.
In the 2016 polls, there were a total of 206002 eligible electors, of which 104288 were male, 101714 female and voters of the third gender.
In the 2011 West Bengal Assembly elections, there were a total of 177748 eligible electors, of which 90738 were male, 87010 female and voters of the third gender.
The number of service voters in Gopiballavpur in 2016 was 235. In 2011, there were 155.
Past winners/MLAs: In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Churamani Mahata of TMC won in this seat by defeating Pulin Bihari Baske of CPIM by a margin of 49558 votes which was 27.42% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 55.51% in 2016 in the seat.
In 2011, Chudamani Mahato of TMC won in this seat defeating Rabi Lal Maitra of CPIM by a margin of 32020 votes which was 20.16% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 56.7% in 2011 in the seat.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP got the most votes in 221. Gopiballavpur Assembly segment of Jhargram Lok Sabha constituency. TMC's won the Jhargram Parliament seat.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, TMC got the most votes this Assembly segment and BJP won the Jhargram Parliament seat.
Number of contestants: A total of 9 candidates contested in the 2021 elections. In 2016 there were 7 contestants.
Candidates 2021: The candidates contesting in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections from Gopiballavpur are: Dr Khagendra Nath Mahata (TMC), Prasanta Kumar Das (CPIM), Banamali Nayak (BSP), Sanjit Mahata (BJP), Ashoke Mahata (IND), Jiten Giri (IND), Rajesh Mahato (IND), Sri Subhas Mahata (IND), Susanta Kumar Das (IND)
Voter turnout: In the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the voter turnout was calculated at 86.74%. In 2016, this seat registered a turnout of 87.78%, while it was 89.41% 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 327 polling stations in 221. Gopiballavpur constituency. The corresponding figure in the 2016 elections was 283. In 2011 there were 255 polling stations.
Extent: 221. Gopiballavpur constituency comprises of the following areas of Jhargram district of West Bengal: 1. Beliabera, Kharbandhi, Pet Bindhi and Tapshia of Gopiballavpur-II, 2. Aguiboni, Chandri, Chubka, Dudhkundi, Lodhasuli, Nedabahara, Patashimul, Shalboni and Sardiha GPs of CDB Jhargram and 3. CDB Sankrail. It shares an inter-state border with Jhargram.
Gopiballavpur seat of the West Bengal Assembly has Jharkhand (Purba Singhhum District) adjoining seats: Jharkhand (Purba Singhhum District).
The total area covered by Gopiballavpur is 721 square kilometres.