Kanthi Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kanthi Uttar
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kanthi Uttar is located in West Bengal
Kanthi Uttar
Kanthi Uttar
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. 213
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency Kanthi
Electorate (year) 201,985 (2011)

Kanthi Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Contai North) (Bengali: কাঁথি উত্তর বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in Purba Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 213 Kanthi Uttar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Contai II community development block, Brajachauli, Debendra, Kanaidighi, Kumirda, Lauda and Marishda gram panchayats of Contai III and Bathuari gram panchayat of Egra II community development block.[1]

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



West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kanthi Uttar [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Banasri Maity 91,528 49.78 -0.55#
CPI(M) Chakradhar Meikap 83,573 45.45 -2.85#
BJP Gour Hari Jana 5,859 3.19
JD(U) Bhaskar Mahakur 1,518
Independent Biswajit Choudhury 1,400
Turnout 183,878 91.04
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing 2.30#

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

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


In the 2006 state assembly elections, Chakradhar Maikap of CPI(M) won the Contai North assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Jyotirmoy Kar of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Jyotirmoy Kar of Trinamool Congress defeated Chakradhar Maikap of CPI(M) in 2001. Chakradhar Maikap of CPI(M) defeated Mukul Bikash Maiti of Congress in 1996. Mukul Bikash Maity of Congress defeated Anil Kumar Manna of Janata Dal in 1991. Ram Sankar Kar of CPI(M) defeated Dwijendra Maiti of Congress in 1987. Mukul Bikash Maity of Congress defeated Anurup Panda of CPI(M) in 1982. Rashbehari Pal of Janata Party defeated Sailaja Das of Congress in 1977.[5]


Kamakshyanandan Das Mohapatra of CPI won in 1972. Anil Kumar Manna of PSP won in 1971. Subodh Gopal Guchhati of PSP won in 1969. L.Das of Congress won in 1967. Bejoy Krishna Maity of Congress won in 1962. Natendra Nath Das of PSP won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Sudhir Chandra Das of KMPP won the Contai North seat.[6]


  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 Uttar". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kanthi Uttar. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011" (PDF). Kanthi Uttar. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  5. ^ "210 - Contai North Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-12-01.