Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1967-present
Reservation None
Current MP Subrata Bakshi
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,685,296[1]
Assembly Constituencies Kasba
Behala Purba
Behala Paschim
Kolkata Port
Bhabanipur
Rashbehari
Ballygunge

Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the southern part of Kolkata in West Bengal. While four of the assembly segments on No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Kolkata district, three are in South 24 Parganas district

Assembly segments[edit]

After the implementation of the order of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002, in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency no. 23, Kolkata Dakshin is composed of the following legislative assembly segments:[2]

Before delimitation in 2008, Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[3]Sonarpur (SC) (assembly constituency no. 109), Chowranghee (assembly constituency no. 146), Alipore (assembly constituency no. 148), Rashbehari Avenue (assembly constituency no. 149), Tollygunge (assembly constituency no. 150), Dhakuria (assembly constituency no. 151), Ballygunge (assembly constituency no. 152)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Calcutta South West Ashim Krishna Dutt Indian National Congress [4]
Calcutta South East Syama Prasad Mookerjee Bharatiya Jan Sangh[4]
Second 1957-60 Calcutta South West Biren Roy Independent[5]
Calcutta East Sadhan Chandra Gupta Communist Party of India[5]
1960-62 Calcutta South West Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[6]
Third 1962-67 Calcutta South West Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India [7]
Calcutta East Ranendra Nath Sen Communist Party of India [7]
Fourth 1967-71 Calcutta South Ganesh Ghosh Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1967-71 Alipore Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[8]
Fifth 1971-77 Calcutta South Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[9]
Alipore Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[9]
Sixth 1977-80 Calcutta South Dilip Chakravarty Bharatiya Lok Dal[10]
Seventh 1980-84 Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Eighth 1984-89 Bhola Nath Sen Indian National Congress[12]
Ninth 1989-91 Biplab Dasgupta Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Tenth 1991-96 Mamata Banerjee Indian National Congress[14]
Eleventh 1996-98 Mamata Banerjee Indian National Congress[15]
Twelfth 1998-99 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[16]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[17]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Fifteenth 2009-11 Kolkata Dakshin Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[19]
2011-14 Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress[20]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress[21]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Kolkata Dakshin[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Subrata Bakshi 431715
BJP Tathagata Roy 295376
CPI(M) Nandini Mukherjee 278414
INC Mala Roy 113453
BSP Omprakash Prajapati 4564
Independent Ashoke Biswas 4335
SUCI(C) Zuber Rabbani 3994
IUML K.P. Md. Sharif 3776
Independent Shamali Das 3356
Amra Bangalee Hitangshu Banerjee 2921
Independent Badri Mondal 1844
WPI Md. Heshamuddin 1554
AIMF Syed Md. Wasim Reza 1195
Indian Justice Party Karan Singh 1103
CPI(ML) Red Star Raveendran T P (Ravi Paloor) 875
Turnout 1,167,979[1] 69.30
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


By-election 2011[edit]

A by-election was held in this constituency in 2011 which was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MP Mamata Banerjee and her subsequent election to the State Assembly from the Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In the by-election, Subrata Bakshi of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Ritabrata Banerjee of CPI(M) by 2,30,099 votes,thus breaking the record of Mamata Banerjee who had won the seat in 2009 by 2,19,571 votes.

General Election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Kolkata Dakshin[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Mamata Banerjee 5,76,045 57.2
CPI(M) Rabin Deb 3,56,474 35.4
BJP Jyotsna Banerjee 39,744 3.9
BSP Paresh Chandra Roy 6,745 0.7
IUML Asif Md 5,896
Indian Justice Party Leela Hans 1,472
Independent Arun Biswas 1,984
Independent Barnali Mukhopadhyay 2,623
Independent Jayanta Datta 1,512
Independent Nishat Khan 2,923
Independent Pijush Banerjee 1,674
Independent Ram Chandra Prasad 4,091
Independent Yusuf Jamal Siddique 6,042
Majority 2,19,571 21.8
Turnout 9,15,836 80.08
AITMC hold Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

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
Statewise seats won and vote percentage - Lok Sabha 2009


General elections 1951-2004[edit]

Calcutta South constituency came into existence in 1967. However, different constituencies existed in the area. Results of such constituencies are also included here. Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Constituency Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 Calcutta South West 144065 37.91 Ashim Krishna Dutt 51.11 INC Bankim Chandra Bhattacharyya 27.37 Independent[4]
Calcutta South East 144,614 37.91 Syama Prasad Mookerjee 44.97 Bharatiya Jan Sangh Mriganka Mohan Sur 30.46 INC[4]
1957 Calcutta South West 188,647 46.73 Biren Roy 50.33 Independent Ashim Krishna Dutt 43.68 INC[5]
Calcutta East 228,712 46.0 Sadhan Chandra Gupta 62.68 CPI Ranadeb Chowdhury 35.47 INC[5]
1960 Calcutta South West Bye-election Indrajit Gupta CPI Ashim Krishna Dutt INC[6]
1962 Calcutta South West 292,873 67.64 Indrajit Gupta 50.06 CPI Ismail Ibrahim 46.24 INC[7]
Calcutta East 320,419 68.03 Ranendra Nath Sen 56.88 CPI Sailendra Nath Mukherjee 43.12 INC[7]
1967 Calcutta South 317,171 62.60 Ganesh Ghosh 50.28 CPI(M) B.B. Ghosh 37.58 INC[8]
Alipore 385,961 68.22 Indrajit Gupta 32.41 CPI P.Sarkar 32.22 INC[8]
1971 Calcutta South 296,088 59.00 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 50.65 INC Ganesh Ghosh 42.95 CPI(M)[9]
Alipore 368,717 57.38 Indrajit Gupta 49.00 CPI Kamal Sarakar 41.40 CPI(M)[9]
1977 Calcutta South 398,560 60.92 Dilip Chakravarty 58.08 BLD Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 40.59 INC[10]
1980 472,700 61.54 Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty 46.09 CPI(M) Bhola Nath Sen 38.09 INC(I)[11]
1984 582,370 72.52 Bhola Nath Sen 56.93 INC Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty 41.34 CPI(M)[12]
1989 740,080 73.02 Biplab Dasgupta 50.07 CPI(M) Bhola Nath Sen 46.61 INC[13]
1991 714,400 68.5 Mamata Banerjee 52.46 INC Biplab Dasgupta 39.1 CPI(M)[14]
1996 852,460 73.02 Mamata Banerjee 52.51 INC Bharati Mukherjee 40.54 CPI(M)[15]
1998 877,430 74.44 Mamata Banerjee 59.37 AITC Prasanta Sur 32.95 CPI(M)[16]
1999 805,270 66.96 Mamata Banerjee 58.26 AITC Subhankar Chakraborty 31.68 CPI(M)[17]
2004 772,740 70.46 Mamata Banerjee 50.93 AITC Rabin Deb 38.19 CPI(M)[18]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
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  9. ^ a b c d "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
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  19. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Update on bye elections, November 2011". Indian Election Affairs. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  22. ^ CEO West Bengal. Form 7A - 23 Kolkata Dakshin

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 22°31′48″N 88°20′35″E / 22.530°N 88.343°E / 22.530; 88.343