Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kanthi Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kanthi Dakshin is located in West Bengal
Kanthi Dakshin
Kanthi Dakshin
Kanthi Dakshin is located in India
Kanthi Dakshin
Kanthi Dakshin
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 21°47′N 87°45′E / 21.783°N 87.750°E / 21.783; 87.750Coordinates: 21°47′N 87°45′E / 21.783°N 87.750°E / 21.783; 87.750
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Purba Medinipur
Constituency No. 216
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Kanthi
Electorate (year) 174,817 (2011)

Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (known before 2011 as Contai South) (Bengali: কাঁথি দক্ষিণ বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview[edit]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 216 Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Contai municipality, Contai I community development block, and Durmuth and Kusumpur gram panchayats of Contai III community development block.[1]

Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 31 Kanthi (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election Member Party
1951 Natendra Nath Das Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
1957 Rashbehari Pal Indian National Congress
1962 Sudhir Chandra Das Praja Socialist Party
1977 Satyabrata Maity Janata Party
1982 Sisir Adhikari Indian National Congress
1987 Sukhendu Maity Communist Party of India
1991 Sailaja Kumar Das Indian National Congress
2001 Sisir Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2006 Suvendu Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
Major boundary changes; constituency renamed as Kanthi Dakshin
2009 Dibyendu Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2011 Dibyendu Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2016 Dibyendu Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress
2017 Chandrima Bhattacharya All India Trinamool Congress

Results[edit]

2017[edit]

The Bye Election was neccessiated by the Resignation of the Sitting MLA, Dibyendu Adhikari,as he was elected As MP In Indian Parliament from Tamluk Lok Sabha Constituency In 19 November 2016.

2017 by-election: Kanthi Dakshin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Chandrima Bhattacharya 95,369 55.89 +2.17
BJP Sourindra Mohan Jana 52,843 30.97 +22.21
CPI Uttam Pradhan 17,423 10.21 -24.01
INC Naba Kumar Nanda 2,270 1.33 N/A
SUCI(C) Shrabani Pahari 1,476 0.87 +0.29
NOTA None of the above 1,241 0.73 -0.60
Majority 42,526 24.92 +5.42
Turnout 1,70,622 82.01 -2.90
Registered electors 2,08,028
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

2016[edit]

West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Kanthi Dakshin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Dibyendu Adhikari 93,359 53.72
CPI Uttam Pradhan 59,469 34.22
BJP Kamalesh Mishra 15,223 8.76
WPI Sridhar Dash 1,038 0.60
SUCI(C) Manas Pradhan 1,010 0.58
BNP Jahangir Mahammad Shaikh 754 0.43
ABHM Dr. Arun Kumar Giri 639 0.37
NOTA None of the above 2,311 1.33
Majority 33,890 19.50
Turnout 1,73,803 84.91
Registered electors 2,04,691
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

2011[edit]

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kanthi Dakshin [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Dibyendu Adhikari 86,933 57.12 +3.30#
CPI Uttam Kumar Pradhan 58,296 38.31 -5.95
BJP Dr. Kamalesh Mishra 5,004 3.29
Independent Sek Mahammad Jilani 1,233
Independent Biswanath Nayak 72
Turnout 152,187 87.06
Trinamool Congress hold Swing 9.25

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. 2009 by election not taken into consideration because of lack of sufficient data.

e • d West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Purba Medinipur district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 16 Increase12
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 Decrease6
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease3
WBSP/SP 0 Decrease3


2006[edit]

West Bengal assembly elections, 2006: Contai South [5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Suvendu Adhikari 68,608 50.60
CPI Satyendra Nath Panda 60,028 38.31
INC Harisadhan Das Adhikari 4,380 3.20
Independent Chittaranjan Jana 1,758 1.30
Independent Adharchandra Nahal 842 0.60
Majority 8,580 6.30
Turnout 1,35,730 (88.3%)
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI Swing 9.25

.# Swing calculated on BJP+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006. 2009 by election not taken into consideration because of lack of sufficient data.

1977-2006[edit]

In the by-election held in 2009, because of the election of the sitting MLA Suvendu Adhikari to parliament from Tamluk (Lok Sabha constituency), Dibyendu Adhikari of Trinamool Congress won the Contai South seat defeating Satyendra Nath Panda of CPI.[8][9]

In the 2006 state assembly elections Suvendu Adhikari of Trinamool Congress won the Contai South assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Satyendra Nath Panda of CPI. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sisir Adhikari of Trinamool Congress defeated Sukhendu Maiti of CPI in 2001. Sailaja Kumar Das of Congress defeated Sukhendu Maity of CPI in 1996 and 1991. Sukhendu Maity of CPI defeated Sailaja Kumar Das of Congress in 1987. Sisir Adhikari of Congress defeated Deepak Mondal, Independent, in 1982. Satyabrata Maity of Janata Party defeated Sudhir Chandra Das, Independent, in 1977.[10]

1951-1972[edit]

Sudhir Chandra Das of PSP won in 1972, 1971, 1969, 1967 and 1962. Rashbehari Pal of Congress won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Natendra Nath Das of KMPP won the Contai South seat.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18 dated 15 February 2006" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kanthi Dakshin". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kanthi Dakshin. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Kanthi Dakshin. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Kanthi Dakshin". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  6. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kanthi Dakshin. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  7. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Kanthi Dakshin. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Results of bye – elections to the 31 (thirty one) Assembly Constituencies and 1(one) Lok Sabha Constituency" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  9. ^ "Trinamool Blooms with Green". Contai Royals. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  10. ^ "211 - Contai South Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  11. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-12-01.