The Raniganj Assembly constituency lies in the Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal
The Raniganj Assembly constituency lies in the Paschim Bardhaman district. It is a part of the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency.
In 2016, Raniganj had a total of 2,29,329 registered electors.
Voter turnout in previous election
The voter turnout for the constituency of Raniganj in the 2016 Assembly election was 77.27 percent.
Past election results and winners
In the 2016 Assembly election, Runu Dutta of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) won the Raniganj Assembly constituency. He won 74,995 votes, as against 62,610 votes won by his main rival Nargis Bano of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
In the 2011 Assembly election, Mohammed Sohrab Ali of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) won the Raniganj seat by defeating Runu Dutta of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Elections for the West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven last time, beginning with polling for 30 seats on 27 March. The second phase of West Bengal’s assembly elections has been scheduled for 1 April and will cover 30 constituencies, followed by the third phase on 6 April for 31 seats, the fourth on 10 April for 44 constituencies, the fifth on 17 April for 45 seats, sixth for 43 seats on 22 April, seventh phase on 26 April for 36 seats and last and eighth phase on 29 April for 35 seats.
The results of the election will be declared on 2 May.