Calcutta North East (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Calcutta North East
Existence 1951-2009
Reservation None
State West Bengal
Assembly Constituencies As of 2004:
Entally
Beliaghata
Sealdah
Vidyasagar
Burtola
Maniktola
Belgachia West

Calcutta North East (Lok Sabha constituency) was one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centred on North East area of Kolkata in West Bengal. As a consequence of the order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, this parliamentary constituency ceased to exist from 2009.[1]

Assembly segments[edit]

Calcutta North East Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1952 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India
1957 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India
1962 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India
1967 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India
1971 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India
1977 Pratap Chandra Chunder Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980 Sunil Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1984 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress
1989 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress
1991 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress
1996 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress
1998 Ajit Kumar Panja West Bengal Trinamool Congress
1999 Ajit Kumar Panja All India Trinamool Congress
2004 Mohammed Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Calcutta North East Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India [3]
Second 1957-62 Calcutta Central Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India[4]
Third 1962-67 Calcutta Central Hirendranath Mikherjee Communist Party of India [5]
Fourth 1967-71 Calcutta North East Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India[6]
Fifth 1971-77 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India[7]
Sixth 1977-80 Pratap Chandra Chunder Bharatiya Lok Dal[8]
Seventh 1980-84 Sunil Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Eighth 1984-89 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress[10]
Ninth 1989-91 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress [11]
Tenth 1991-96 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress[12]
Eleventh 1996-98 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress[13]
Twelfth 1998-99 Ajit Kumar Panja West Bengal Trinamool Congress[14]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Ajit Kumar Panja All India Trinamool Congress[15]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Mohammed Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]

For MPs from northern parts of Kolkata in subsequent years see Kolkata Uttar (Lok Sabha constituency)

Election results[edit]

General election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Mohammed Salim 2,84,427 49.90
Trinamool Congress Ajit Kumar Panja 2,10,647 37.10
INC Indira Mukherjee 56,449 9.09
Independent Ajit Kumar Panja 4,792 3.05
Independent Pintu Kundu 4,180 7.09
Independent Debojyoti Basu 2,625 7.09
BSP Chandra Prakash Debey 2,226 7.09
Independent Mahua Roy 1,311 7.09
Independent Angshuman Paul 1,308 7.09
Independent Imtiaz Ahmed 918 7.09
Margin of victory 73,780 (10.0%)
Turnout 5,68,885 81.24
CPI(M) gain from Trinamool Congress Swing


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West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 1 Decrease7 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase3 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Steady0 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 26 Increase3 33.1
Communist Party of India 3 Increase1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 3 Steady0 3.56
All India Forward Bloc 3 Increase1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 0 Decrease1 6.14

General election 1999[edit]

Indian general election, 1999: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Ajit Kumar Panja 2,97,491 45.17
CPI(M) Mohammed Salim 2,55,917 38.86
INC Tapas Roy 84,516 12.83
Independent Sukhen Dolui 5,282 0.80
BSP Bali Karan Kori 4,448 7.09 0.68
Independent Mohammed Salim 3,893 0.59
SP Md. Ghaus Ali 3,267 0.50
Independent Ashim Kumar Saha 2,143 0.33
Independent Samar Das 1,674 0.25
Margin of victory 41,574 (6.3%)
Turnout 8,05,121 66.96
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

General election 1998[edit]

Indian general election, 1998: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Ajit Kumar Panja 3,10,361 47.10%
CPI(M) Prasanta Chatterjee 2,45,489 37.26%
INC Sadhan Pandey 94,024 14.27%
Independent Ajit Das 1,986 0.30%
Independent Sharad Kumar Singh 1,725 0.26% 0.68
Independent Feroz Ahmed 1,368 0.21%
Independent Swapan Sarkar 1,278 0.19%
Independent Brij Bhusan Sharma 925 0.14%
Independent Anjali Rakshit 769 0.12%
Independent Tarapada Halder 572 0.09%
Independent Md. Shahid Iqbal 435 0.07%
Margin of victory 64,872 (9.7%)
Turnout 6,58,932 73.45%
Swing to Trinamool Congress from INC Swing

General election 1996[edit]

Indian general election, 1996: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ajit Kumar Panja 3,35,855 51.98%
CPI(M) Dipen Ghosh 2,70,870 41.93%
BJP Subhas Maitra 33,246 5.15%
Independent Tapan Kumar Sarkar 2,094 0.32%
Independent Hari Narayan Ray 998 0.15%
IC(T) Salil Kumar Tiwari 616 0.10%
Independent Uday Pratap Singh 611 0.09%
Independent Subhas Dhar 541 0.08%
Independent Radheshyam Yadav 429 0.07%
Independent Jayanta Bhowmick 292 0.05%
Independent Mohanlal Agarwal 278 0.04%
Independent Achintya Jana 235 0.04%
Margin of victory 64,985 (9.8%)
Turnout 6,46,065 72.79%
INC hold Swing

General election 1991[edit]

Indian general election, 1991: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ajit Kumar Panja 2,76,399 49.52%
Janata Dal Pratap Chandra Chunder 2,04,943 36.72%
BJP Dibakar Kundu 55,064 9.87%
Janata Party Hrishikesh Dubey 7,360 1.32%
Independent Sukumar Biswas 5,074 0.91%
BJS Anima Basu 3,624 0.65%
Independent Anath Baran Bhowal 1,792 0.32%
Independent Ajit Chowdhury 1,050 0.19%
Independent Madhav Upadhyay 653 0.12%
Independent Barun Goswami 489 0.09%
Independent Gopichand Prasad 487 0.09%
Shiv Sena Hijal Prakash Chatterjee 455 0.08%
Doordarshi Party Chhedi Lal Jalan 274 0.05%
Independent Tapan Kumar Sarkar 269 0.05%
Independent Achintya Jana 188 0.03%
Margin of victory 71,456 (12.5%)
Turnout 5,58,121 66.82%
INC hold Swing

General election 1989[edit]

Indian general election, 1989: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ajit Kumar Panja 3,05,237 51.59%
CPI(M) Satyasadhan Chakraborty 2,77,608 46.92%
BJP Sibu Chakraborty 2,572 0.43%
Janata Party Pradip Guha Roy 1,220 0.21%
Independent Sudhindra Chandra 1,154 0.20%
BJS Sukumar Biswas 1,076 0.18%
Independent Harizan Santal 930 0.16%
Independent Ajit Ghosh 909 0.15%
Independent Tapan Kumar Sarkar 529 0.09%
Independent Achinta Jana 421 0.07%
Margin of victory 27,629 (4.6%)
Turnout 5,91,656 72.71%
INC hold Swing

General election 1984[edit]

Indian general election, 1984: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ajit Kumar Panja 2,84,324 57.11%
CPI(M) Sunil Maitra 1,95,748 39.32%
Janata Party Nirmalendu Dey 5,488 1.10%
IUML Mohammed Samsuddin 3,591 0.72%
Independent Kanailal Choudhury 2,085 0.42%
BJS Amalendu Roy 1,623 0.33%
Independent Rajesh Gupta 1,155 0.23%
Independent Rabindranath Dasgupta 1,088 0.22%
Independent Kanailal Bose 760 0.15%
Independent Nilima Nandy 738 0.15%
Independent Dhirendranath Chatterjee 690 0.14%
Independent Rabin Mukherjee 586 0.12%
Margin of victory 88,576 (17.4%)
Turnout 4,97,876 71.75%
INC gain from CPI(M) Swing

General election 1980[edit]

Indian general election, 1980: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Sunil Maitra 1,87,951 47.95%
INC(I) Ajit Kumar Panja 1,60,882 41.05%
Janata Party Pratap Chandra Chunder 32,831 8.38%
INC(U) Sudip Bandyopadhyay 5,142 1.31%
Independent Mubarak Mazdoor 879 0.22%
BJS Ritendra Nath Ghosh 856 0.22%
Independent Md. Nasim Ali Azad 817 0.21%
Independent Sk. Noyimuddin 745 0.19%
Independent Rameshwar Agarwal 728 0.19%
Independent Panchanan Mondal 615 0.16%
Independent Karuna Nidhan Roy 518 0.13%
Margin of victory 27,069 (6.8%)
Turnout 3,91,964 55.04%
CPI(M) gain from BLD Swing

General election 1977[edit]

Indian general election, 1977: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BLD Pratap Chandra Chunder 2,37,787 67.53%
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 1,08,028 30.68%
Independent Rizawan Ahmed 4,392 1.25%
Independent Arun Kumar De 1,934 0.55%
Margin of victory 1,29,759
Turnout 3,52,141 56.29%
BLD gain from CPI Swing

General election 1971[edit]

Indian general election, 1971: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 113,230 40.34
CPI(M) Piyus Kanti Dasgupta 110,939 39.53
NCO Balai Chandra Paul 56,490 20.13
Margin of victory 2,309
Turnout 2,80,659 54.27%
CPI hold Swing

General election 1967[edit]

Indian general election, 1967: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 130,600 37.83
INC Balai Chandra Pal 116,457 33.73
CPI(M) A.B.Chakraborty 98,193 28.44
Margin of victory 14,153
Turnout 3,45,250 64.53
CPI hold Swing

General election 1962[edit]

Indian general election, 1962: Calcutta Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 154,772 58.22
INC Balai Chandra Paul 111,082 41.78
Margin of victory 43,692
Turnout 2,65,854 66.84%
CPI hold Swing

General election 1957[edit]

Indian general election, 1957: Calcutta Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 135,308 65.04
INC Nalinikrishna Sanyal 68,403 32.88
Independent S.C.Roy 4,227 2.08
Margin of victory 76,905
Turnout 2,08,047 52.57
CPI hold Swing

General election 1952[edit]

Indian general election, 1952: Calcutta North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Hirendranath Mukherjee 71,970 50.28%
INC Bejoy Bihari Mukherjee 36,180 25.28%
ABHM Debendra Nath Mukherjee 14,505 10.13%
RSP Tarapada Lahiri 5,801 4.05%
Independent Pramatha Nath Banerjee 4,809 3.36%
Independent Jiban Lal Chatterjee 3,625 2.53%
Independent Paresh Chandra Chatterjee 2,519 1.76%
Independent Kedar Nath Chatterjee 2,403 1.68%
Independent Manmohan Bhattacharjee 1,320 0.92%
Margin of victory 35,790
Turnout 1,43,132 38.12
CPI win (new seat)

General elections 1977-2004[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 Hirendra Nath Mukherjee Communist Party of India Bejoy Behari Mukherjee Indian National Congress
1957 Hirendranath Mukherjee Communist Party of India Nalinakshya Sanyal Indian National Congress
1962 Hirendra Nath Mukherjee Communist Party of India Balai Chandra Pal Indian National Congress
1967 Hirendra Nath Mukherjee Communist Party of India Balai Chandra Pal Indian National Congress
1971 Hirendra Nath Mukherjee Communist Party of India Piyus Kanti Dasgupta Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1977 Pratap Chandra Chunder Bharatiya Lok Dal Hirendranath Mukerjee Communist Party of India
1980 Sunil Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress Sunil Maitra Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1989 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress Satyasadhan Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1991 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress Pratap Chandra Chunder Janata Dal
1996 Ajit Kumar Panja Indian National Congress Dipen Ghosh Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1998 Ajit Kumar Panja Trinamool Congress Prasanta Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1999 Ajit Kumar Panja All India Trinamool Congress Mohammad Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2004 Mohammad Salim Communist Party of India (Marxist) Ajit Kumar Panja All India Trinamool Congress

In 1957 and 1962 the constituency was Calcutta Central

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 22°34′52″N 88°22′23″E / 22.581°N 88.373°E / 22.581; 88.373