Basanti (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Basanti is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°11′21″N 88°40′14″E / 22.18917°N 88.67056°E / 22.18917; 88.67056Coordinates: 22°11′21″N 88°40′14″E / 22.18917°N 88.67056°E / 22.18917; 88.67056
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
Constituency No 128
Type Reserved for SC
Lok Sabha constituency Jaynagar (SC)
Electorate (year) 182,614 (2011)

Basanti (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is reserved for scheduled castes.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 128 Basanti (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (SC) is composed of the following: Amjhara, Basanti, Bharatgarh, Fool Malancha, Jharkhali, Jyotishpur, Kanthalberia, Nafarganj, Ramchandrakhali, Uttar Mokamberia, Charabidya gram panchayats of Basanti community development block, and Atharobanki gram panchayat of Canning II community development block.[1]

Basanti (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 19 Jaynagar (Lok Sabha constituency) (SC).[1]

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 elections, Subhas Naskar of RSP defeated his nearest rival Arnab Roy of Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Basanti [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
RSP Subhas Naskar 72,871 49.07 -17.27
INC Arnab Roy 66,636 44.87 #
BJP Amal Kanti Roy 5,676 3.82
People’s Democratic Conference of India Samir Das 3,333 2.24
Turnout 148,516 81.33
RSP hold Swing #

.# The Congress did not contest this seat in 2006.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Dakshin 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 26 Increase19
Indian National Congress 0 Decrease2
SUC 1 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease15
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Decrease2

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 8 (See template talk page for details)


Subhas Naskar of RSP won the Basanti (SC) assembly seat from 1982 to 2006, defeating Amal Kanti Ray of BJP in 2006, Jayanta Sarkar of Trinamool Congress / Congress in 2001 and 1996, Bipin Behari Sardar of Congress in 1991 and 1982, and Jnanendranath Majumdar of Congress in 1987. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Kalipada Barman of RSP defeated Chittaranjan Naskar of Congress in 1977.[5]


Panchanan Sinha of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Ashoke Chaudhuri of RSP won in 1969. Shakila Khatun of Congress won in 1967 and 1962.[6] Prior to that the Basanti seat was not there.


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Basanti". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Basanti. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Basanti. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "101 - Basanti (SC) Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Assembly Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-25.