Kandi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Lok Sabha constituency||10. Baharampur|
|Electorate (year)||178,337 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 68 Kandi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Kandi municipality, Kandi community development block, and Satui Chaurigachha gram panchayat of Berhampore community development block.
In the 2011 election, Apurba Sarkar of Congress defeated his nearest rival Ainal Haque of CPI.
|West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kandi |
|INC||Apurba Sarkar||66,513||46.10||- 13.87#|
|Independent||Sahitya Pradip Sinha||9,836||6.82|
|BSP||Amit Kumar Das||1,429|
|MLKSC||Majibur Rahaman Sheikh||615|
Sahitya Pradip Sinha, contesting as an independent, was reportedly backed by Trinamool Congress.
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Rebel Congress (Independent) vote percentages taken together in 2006. Calculated only on the vote percentages secured by Apurba Sarakar in 2006 and 2011 the swing is +3.59%.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Indian National Congress||14||8|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||5||1|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||4|
In the 2006 state assembly elections Apurba Sarkar, Independent, won the 65 Kandi assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Abdul Hamid of CPI. Apurba Sarkar, contesting as an independent, was a rebel congress candidate put up by Adhir Choudhury as a protest against the official Congress candidate Atish Sinha.He was subsequently taken back into the Congress.Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Atish Chandra Sinha of Congress defeated Chandan Sen of CPI in 2001, Syed Wahid Reza of CPI in 1996 and 1991. Syed Wahid Reza of CPI defeated Bankim Trivedi of Congress in 1987. Atish Chandra Sinha of Congress defeated Syed Abdur Razzaque of CPI in 1982 and Jagadish Sinha of Janata Party in 1977.
Atish Chandra Sinha won in 1972 and 1971. Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha, Independent, won in 1969. G. Trivedi of Congress won in 1967. Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha of Congress won in 1962. Kandi was a joint seat in 1957. Sudhir Mondal and Bimal Chandra Sinha, both of Congress, won the seat jointly. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Goalbadan Trivedi of Congress won from the Kandi seat.
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