Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Vidhan Sabha constituency
Dantan is located in West Bengal
Dantan is located in India
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 21°57′N 87°16′E / 21.950°N 87.267°E / 21.950; 87.267Coordinates: 21°57′N 87°16′E / 21.950°N 87.267°E / 21.950; 87.267
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 219
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 160,317 (2011)

Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 219 Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Dantan II community development block, Mohanpur community development block, and Chak Islampur gram panchayat of Dantan I community development block.[1]

Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results[edit]


In the 2011 elections, Arun Mahapatra of CPI defeated his nearest rival Saibal Giri of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Dantan [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Arun Mahapatra 79,118 49.35 -11.09
Trinamool Congress Shaibal Giri 74,468 46.45 +7.10#
BJP Shailendra Jana 3,909 2.44
Independent Mukul Kumar Mishra 1,653
PDS Soumen Samanta 1,169
Turnout 160,317 89.32
CPI hold Swing -18.19#

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.

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Paschim Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 8 Increase8
Indian National Congress 2 Increase0
Jharkhand Party (Naren) 0 Decrease1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 7 Decrease7
Communist Party of India 1 Decrease1
DSP(PC) 1 Decrease0

Note: Constituency abolished – 1 (See template talk page for details)


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Nanda Gopal Bhattacharya of CPI won the Danatan assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals Bikram Chandra Pradhan of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and Sunil Baran Giri of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Ranjit Patra of CPI(M) defeated Panchanan Mahanti of Congress in 1991. Kanai Bhowmick of CPI defeated Dilip Kumar Das of Congress in 1987 and Pradyot Kumar Mahanti of Janata Party in 1982. Pradyot Kumar Mahanti of Janata Party defeated Rabindra Nath Dwibedi of CPI in 1977.[5]


Pradyut Kumar Mahanti of Congress (Organisation) won in 1972. Pulin Behari Tripathi of Congress won in 1971. Debendra Nath Das of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967. Charu Chandra Mahanti of Congress won in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Jnanendra Kumar Choudhury of Bharatiya Jana Sangh won the Dantan seat.[6]


Mohanpur was a Vidhan Sabha constituency in 1951. The seat was won by Basanta Kumar Panigrahi of Bharatiya Jana Sangha.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Dantan". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Dantan. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Dantan. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "228 - Dantan Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  6. ^ a b "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-12-20.