West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Habibpur (ST) profile: BJP's Joyel Murmu won 2019 bypolls

Khagen Murmu, then with the CPM, had won the constituency in the 2011 and 2016 Assembly election.

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Habibpur (ST) profile: BJP's Joyel Murmu won 2019 bypolls

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The Habibpur constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes and lies in the Malda district of West Bengal.

It is part of the Maldaha Uttar Lok Sabha constituency.

In 2016, the constituency had a total of 2,23,084 registered electors.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in the 2016 Assembly election was 82.69 percent.

Past election results and winners

The Habibpur constituency was won by the saffron party's candidate Joyel Murmu in a by-election in 2019.

 

Murmu joined the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and successfully contested from the Malda (North) constituency.

 

In 2016, Murmu retained the seat by defeating TMC's Amal Kisku by a margin of 2,512 votes.

In 2011, Murmu, then with CPM, defeated Trinamool Congress' Mohan Tudu by a slim margin of 2,258 votes.

The Habibpur Assembly constituency is expected to go to polls in April-May 2021, as part of West Bengal Assembly election 2021.

The election will be held to elect a total of 294 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

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