|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Purulia is NARAHARI MAHATO (AIFB)|
|Narahari Mahato||AIFB||Lion||VILL : SELANI P.O. RAMAMATI P.S. JOYPUR DIST- PURULIA||399201|
|Shantiram Mahato||INC||Hand||VILL & P.O. GARAPHUSRA DISTRICT - PURULIA||379900|
|Ajit Prasad Mahato||JMM||Bow & Arrow||VILL:- HETGUGUI P.O. HETGUGUI P.S. ARSHA DISTRICT - PURULIA||30799|
|Sayantan Basu||BJP||Lotus||AC-54 (B-3) SALT LAKE CITY KOLKATA - 700 064 KOLKATA||21509|
|Asit Baran Mahato||BSP||Elephant||VILL & P.O. - CHATARMOHUL PS.-RAGHUNATHPUR DIST- PURULIA||20499|
|Mrityunjay Mahato||IND||Television||VILL - SUBHAS NAGAR (GARAPHUSRA) P.O.- GARAPHUSRA DISTRICT - PURULIA||15716|
|Mukesh Sahu||IND||Banana||VILL & P.O. TULIN P.S. JHALDA DISTRICT - PURULIA||9183|
|Bisambar Mura||IND||Battery Torch||VILL- BETOD P.O. TORANG DISTRICT - PURULIA||8739|
|Abhiram Besra||JDP||Nagara||VILL - DUMDUMI P.O. SUNURI P.S. SANTURI DISTRICT - PURULIA||6857|
|Abinash Saren||AMB||Candles||VILL:-DAMRUGUTU PO.-BARAMETYALA PS- KOTSHILA DIST.- PURULIA||2942|
|Dhiren Rajak||IND||Kite||UDDANPALLY BIRIBARI KETIKA DISTRICT - PURULIA||2876|
|Amulya Ratan Mahato||IND||Jug||VILL - AMDIHA (JADURDIH) P.O. - SIMLA DISTRICT - PURULIA||2354|
|Dhiren Chandra Mahato||JD(U)||Arrow||VILL & P.O. MOSINA P.S. JHALDA DISTRICT - PURULIA||2080|
|Umacharan Mahato||IND||Bat||VILL- DAKHINBAHAL P.O. DUMDUMI P.S. PURULIA (MUFFASIL) DISTRICT - PURULIA||1863|
|Year||Voter Turnout Percentage||Winner Candidate||Percentage||Party||Runnerup Candidate||Percentage||Party|
|2004||70.15||BIR SINGH MAHATO||48.99||AIFB||SHANTIRAM MAHATO||28.06||INC|
|1999||68.67||Birsingh Mahato||51.55||FBL||Tapati Mahato||25.88||BJP|
|1998||75.14||Bir Singh Mahat0||51.26||FBL||Nepal Mahata||29.86||INC|
|1996||79.18||Bir Sing Mahato||51.02||FBL||Gobinda Mukherjee||36.09||INC|
|1991||73.46||Chitta Ranjan Mahata||51.53||FBL||Sanat Mukherjee||32.22||INC|
|1989||77.3||Chitta Ranjan Mahata||56.01||FBL||Sitaram Mahato||35.49||INC|
|1984||73.92||Chittaranjan Mahata||47.99||FBL||K.p. Singh Deo||45.47||INC|
|1980||61.2||Chitta Ranjan Mahata||54.78||FBL||Ram Pada Singha||29.52||INC(I)|
|1977||52.1||Chittaranjan Mahata||68.33||FBL||Pashupati Mahato||28.7||INC|
GeographyPurulia is located at . It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 feet). Summers are extremely hot and dry with temperatures randing from lows of 23 °C to highs above 45 °C. Winters are very dry and cool with daily temperatures randing from 3 °C to 20 °C. Most of the rainfall occurs during the wet monsoons which often lead to waterlogging problems.
DemographicsAs of 2001[update] India census, Puruliya had a population of 113,766. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Puruliya has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 60%, one of the highest literacy rate in India. In Puruliya, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Languages spoken commonly here are Bengali.
HistoryPurulia entered the news in December 1995, when a Latvian aircraft dropped a large consignment of arms into its vicinity. Several days later, when the plane re-entered Indian airspace, it was intercepted by the MiG21 Indian Air force Jet planes, and its crew were captured. It was believed that the arms were intended for the Hindu cult Anand Marg ("Happy Path"), but proof of this could not be established. The crew of the aircraft consisted of five Latvian citizens and Peter Bleach, a British citizen. They were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. Following the intervention of Russian authorities, the Latvian crew (ethnic Russians) were later pardoned and released in 2000. Purulia is also famous for the prestigious institution named Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith. This is a residential school for boys with the calm environment of ancient gurukul system which was the ideology of Swami Vivekananda. Purulia also has famous Sainik School on Ranchi Road. Another Residential School is GRK DAV based on the ideologies of Arya Samaj founded by Swami Dayananda.The Assembly of God Church School constituting the mornnig batch(Bhatbhandh)and Day batch(Ranchi Road) is also well known.But the oldest of the schools is Purulia Zilla School which was established in the year 1856.
EducationPurulia is richly supplied with a number of good educational institutions. The Purulia Zila (meaning District) School is the state government boys school here, and the Rastriya Girls Schools is its counterpart. The Assembly of God Church School here is a nursery to XII school which follows the CBSE syllabus pattern and is compositely affiliated to it. The Rajasthan school is another important school in this region. The Purulia Sainik School is another important school belonging to Central Government of India, where students are prepared for recruiting them to Indian Army. This school too, is affiliated to CBSE. The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith here is prestigious institution, which is about 6 Km from the town. The school is affiliated to West Bengal Education System known as Madhya Siksha Parsad and is run by the Ramakrishna Mission Authority. It includes the residential system of education.
PoliticsNikhil Mukherjee of CPI(M) won the Purulia assembly seat in 2006 and 2001 defeating Dr. Sukumar Roy of INC and Kamakshya Prasad Singhdeo of AITC respectively. Mamata Mukherjee of CPI(M) won the seat in 1996, 1991 and 1987 defeating Dr. Sukumar Roy of INC. Dr. Sukumar Roy representing ICS defeated Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) in 1982. Mahadeb Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated Sanat Kumar Mukherjee, Independent, in 1977. Bir Singh Mahato of AIFB has won the Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency) four times in a row from 1996 – 2004
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