Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Sisir Kumar Adhikari
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,490,409[1]
Assembly Constituencies Chandipur
Patashpur
Kanthi Uttar
Bhagabanpur
Khejuri (SC)
Kanthi Dakshin
Ramnagar

Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Contai (Lok Sabha constituency)) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Contai in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 31 Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Purba Medinipur district.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 31 Kanthi is composed of the following segments:[2]

Prior to delimitation, Contai Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Bhagabanpur (assembly constituency no. 208), Khajuri (SC) (assembly constituency no. 209), Contai North (assembly constituency no. 210), Contai South (assembly constituency no. 211), Ramnagar (assembly constituency no. 212), Egra (assembly constituency no. 213) and Mugberia (assembly constituency no. 214)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Contai Basanta Kumar Das Indian National Congress[4]
Second 1957-62 Pramatha Nath Bandopadhyay Praja Socialist Party[5]
Third 1962-67 Basanta Kumar Das Indian National Congress[6]
Fourth 1967-71 Samar Guha Praja Socialst Party[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Samar Guha Praja Socialist Party[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Samar Guha Bharatiya Lok Dal[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Phulrenu Guha Indian National Congress[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Tenth 1991-96 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Nitish Sengupta All India Trinamool Congress[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Prasanta Pradhan Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Kanthi Sisir Kumar Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Sisir Kumar Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress[19]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Kanthi[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sisir Kumar Adhikari 676749
CPI(M) Tapas Sinha 447259
BJP Kamalendu Pahari 111082
INC Kunal Banerjee 27230
BSP Ansar Ali Sk 8298
SUCI(C) Manas Pradhan 7335
Independent Sk Golam Nabi Ajad 3260
Turnout 1,290,811[1] 86.61
AITMC hold Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Kanthi[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Sisir Kumar Adhikari 606,712
CPI(M) Prasanta Pradhan 477,609
BJP Amalesh Mishra 31,952
BSP Rashbehari Patra 8,174
Turnout 1,124,454 89.97
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing


General elections 1951-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1951 Basanta Kumar Dass Indian National Congress Promatha Nath Bandopadhyay Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party[4]
1957 Pramatha Nath Bandopadhyay Praja Socialist Party Basanta Kumar Das Indian National Congress[5]
1962 Basanta Kumar Das Indian National Congress Prafulla Chandra Ghosh Praja Socialist Party[6]
1967 Samar Guha Praja Socialist Party R. Pal Indian National Congress[7]
1971 Samar Guha Praja Socialist Party Abha Maiti Indian National Congress (Organisation)[8]
1977 Samar Guha Bharatiya Lok Dal Sudhangshu Panda Indian National Congress[9]
1980 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Pradip Sarkar Indian National Congress[10]
1984 Phulrenu Guha Indian National Congress Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1989 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Abha Maiti Indian National Congress[12]
1991 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Abha Maiti Indian National Congress[13]
1996 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nitish Sengupta Indian National Congress[14]
1998 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Akhil Giri Trinamool Congress[15]
1999 Nitish Sengupta All India Trinamool Congress Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
2004 Prasanta Pradhan Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nitish Sengupta All India Trinamool Congress[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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