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 2009
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,249,775
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:[1]

Prior to delimitation, Contai Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Kanthi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Kamalendu Pahari
INC Kunal Banerjee
AITMC Sisir Kumar Adhikari
CPI(M) Tapas Sinha
General Election, 2009: Kanthi[3]
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
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha


Results prior to 2009[edit]

Results of elections held prior to 2009 are summarised below.

1951-1971[edit]

Year Winner Party
1951[4] Basanta Kumar Dass Congress
1957[5] Pramatha Nath Bandopadhyay PSP
1962[6] Basanta Kumar Das Congress
1967[7] Samar Guha PSP
1971[8] Samar Guha PSP

1977-2004[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1977[9] Samar Guha Bharatiya Lok Dal Sudhangshu Panda Indian National Congress
1980 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Pradip Sarkar Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Phulrenu Guha Indian National Congress Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1989 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Abha Maiti Indian National Congress
1991 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Abha Maiti Indian National Congress
1996 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nitish Sengupta Indian National Congress
1998 Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist) Akhil Giri Trinamool Congress
1999 Nitish Sengupta All India Trinamool Congress Sudhir Kumar Giri Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2004 Prasanta Pradhan Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nitish Sengupta All India Trinamool Congress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "General Elections, 2009 (15th Lok Sabha) Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ "General Elections, India, 1951". Election Commission. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957". Election Commission. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962". Election Commission. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967". Election Commission. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, India, 1971". Election Commission. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  9. ^ "31 – Contai Parliamentary Constituency, West Bengal". Partywise Comparison since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 

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