Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Basirhat Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Basirhat Dakshin is located in West Bengal
Basirhat Dakshin
Basirhat Dakshin
Basirhat Dakshin is located in India
Basirhat Dakshin
Basirhat Dakshin
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 88°53′00″E / 22.66667°N 88.88333°E / 22.66667; 88.88333Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 88°53′00″E / 22.66667°N 88.88333°E / 22.66667; 88.88333
Country  India
State West Bengal
District North 24 Parganas
Constituency No 124
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Basirhat
Electorate (year) 212,872 (2011)

Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: বসিরহাট দক্ষিন বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Prior to 2011 Basirhat had one assembly constituency. From 2011 it will have two constituencies Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Basirhat Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Hasnabad (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceases to exist from 2011.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, 124 Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Basirhat municipality, Basirhat I community development block, and Taki municipality.[1]

Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of 18. Basirhat (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

 CPI(M)    BJP    Trinamool Congress  

Election Member Party
2011 Narayan Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2014 by-election Samik Bhattacharya Bharatiya Janata Party
2016 Dipendu Biswas All India Trinamool Congress

Election results[edit]

2016[edit]

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Basirhat Dakshin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Dipendu Biswas 88,085 40.65 +4.06
BJP Samik Bhattacharya 64,027 29.55 -7.88
INC Asit Majumdar 57,035 26.32 +14.74
CPI(ML) Liberation Debabrata Biswas 1,462 0.67
BSP Dilip Bairagi 1,133 0.52
SUCI(C) Ajay Kumar Bain 1,081 0.49
PDS Barun Das 964 0.44
RPI(A) Tasirul Mondal 903 0.41
NOTA None of the above 1,949 0.89
Majority 24,058 11.10
Turnout 2,16,639
Trinamool Congress gain from BJP Swing

2014 Bye-election[edit]

A bye-election was held on 13 September 2014 following the death of the sitting MLA, Narayan Mukherjee.[2]

West Bengal state assembly bye-election, 2014: Basirhat Dakshin constituency[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Samik Bhattacharya 71,002 37.43 +33.52
Trinamool Congress Dipendu Biswas 69,416 36.59 +7.31
CPI(M) Mrinal Chakraborty 24,884 13.12 -22.86
INC Asit Majumdar 21,958 11.58 N/A
SUCI(C) Ajay Kumar Bain 2,431 1.28 N/A
Majority 1,586 0.84 -5.82
Turnout 1,89,694 80.43 -6.8
BJP gain from CPI(M) Swing +22.09

2011[edit]

In the 2011 election, Narayan Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Narayan Goswami of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Basirhat Dakshin constituency[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Narayan Mukherjee 66,914 35.94
Trinamool Congress Narayan Goswami 54,514 29.28
Independent Asit Majumdar 52,484 28.19
BJP Hajarilal Sarkar 7,282 3.91
BSP Amitosh Kumar Mondal 3,572 1.92
IUML Hafijul Mistri 1,391 0.75
Majority 12,400 6.66
Turnout 186,157 87.22
CPI(M) win (new seat)
e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Uttar 24 Parganas district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 28 Increase23
Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3 Decrease16
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India 1 Increase1

Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)

As per 2011 census total population of Basirhat Dakshin is 335130,Hindu 183256,Muslim 151180,Other 694.Hindu 54.682%,Muslim 45.111%,Other 0.207%.

1977-2006 Basirhat[edit]

During the period Narayan Mukherjee of CPI(M) won seven elections in a row from 95 Basirhat assembly constituency, defeating his nearest rivals Asit Majumdar of INC in 2006,[5]Souren Sen of Trinamool Congress in 2001,[6]Asit Majumdar of Congress in 1996, Dilip Mazumdar of Congress in 1991[7]and 1987,[8]and Debi Prasad Nanda of Congress in 1982[9]and 1977.[10][11]

1951-1972 Basirhat[edit]

Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Lalit Kumar Ghosh of Congress won in 1972[12]and 1971.[13]A.B.Bandopadhyay of CPI won in 1969[14]and 1967.[15]Bijesh Chandra Sen of Congress won in 1962.[16]Profulla Nath Banerjee of Congress won in 1957[17]and in independent India’s first election in 1951.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "124 Basirhat Dakshin Constituency" (PDF). Bye election 2014. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Basirhat Dakshin. Empowering India. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "95 - Basirhat Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 8 September 2014.