Kanksa (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
|Vidhan Sabha constituency|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Durgapur|
Ankure Saresh of CPI (M) won the Kanksa (SC) assembly seat in 2006, 2001, and 1996 defeating his nearest rivals, Lakshi Narayan Saha of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and Himangshu Mondal of Congress in 2001 and 1996. In 1991 and 1987, Krishna Chandra Halder of CPI (M) defeated Manik Lal Bouri and Samir Kumar Saha, both of Congress in the respective years. In 1982 and 1977, Lakshi Narayan Saha of CPI (M) defeated Shib Narayan Saha and Samir Kumar Saha in the respective years.
Kanksa assembly constituency was part of Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).
Impact of delimitation
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission Kanksa (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceased to be an assembly constituency from 2011. Amlajora, Gopalpur and Molandighi gram panchayats of Kanksa community development block are part of 276 Durgapur Purba (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Kanksa, Trilokchandrapur, Bankati and Bidbehar gram panchayats of Kanksa CD Block are part of Galsi (Vidhan Sabha constituency).