Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Kolkata Dakshin
Existence 1967-present
Reservation None
Current MP Subrata Bakshi
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,685,296[1]
Assembly Constituencies Kasba
Behala Purba
Behala Paschim
Kolkata Port
Bhabanipur
Rashbehari
Ballygunge

Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency) (Bengali: কলকাতা দক্ষিন লোকসভা কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the southern part of Kolkata in West Bengal. While four of the assembly segments on No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Kolkata district, three are in South 24 Parganas district

Assembly segments[edit]

After the implementation of the order of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002, in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency no. 23, Kolkata Dakshin is composed of the following legislative assembly segments:[2]

Before delimitation in 2008, Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[3]Sonarpur (SC) (assembly constituency no. 109), Chowranghee (assembly constituency no. 146), Alipore (assembly constituency no. 148), Rashbehari Avenue (assembly constituency no. 149), Tollygunge (assembly constituency no. 150), Dhakuria (assembly constituency no. 151), Ballygunge (assembly constituency no. 152)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Calcutta South West Ashim Krishna Dutt Indian National Congress [4]
Calcutta South East Syama Prasad Mookerjee Bharatiya Jan Sangh[4]
Second 1957-60 Calcutta South West Biren Roy Independent[5]
Calcutta East Sadhan Gupta Communist Party of India[5]
1960-62 Calcutta South West Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[6]
Third 1962-67 Calcutta South West Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India [7]
Calcutta East Ranendra Nath Sen Communist Party of India [7]
Fourth 1967-71 Calcutta South Ganesh Ghosh Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1967-71 Alipore Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[8]
Fifth 1971-77 Calcutta South Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[9]
Alipore Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[9]
Sixth 1977-80 Calcutta South Dilip Chakravarty Bharatiya Lok Dal[10]
Seventh 1980-84 Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Eighth 1984-89 Bhola Nath Sen Indian National Congress[12]
Ninth 1989-91 Biplab Dasgupta Communist Party of India (Marxist) [13]
Tenth 1991-96 Mamata Banerjee Indian National Congress[14]
Eleventh 1996-98 Mamata Banerjee Indian National Congress[15]
Twelfth 1998-99 Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Trinamool Congress[16]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[17]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Fifteenth 2009-11 Kolkata Dakshin Mamata Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[19]
Bye Election,2011 2011-14 Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress[20]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Subrata Bakshi All India Trinamool Congress[21]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Kolkata Dakshin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi 4,31,715 36.95 -25.75
BJP Tathagata Roy 2,95,376 25.28 +25.28
CPI(M) Nandini Mukherjee 2,78,414 23.83 -10.95
INC Mala Roy 1,13,453 9.71 +9.71
BSP Omprakash Prajapati 4,564 0.39 +0.39
Independent Ashoke Biswas 4,335 0.37 +0.37
SUCI(C) Zuber Rabbani 3,994 0.34 +0.34
IUML K. P. Md. Sharif 3,776 0.32 +0.32
Independent Shamali Das 3,356 0.29 +0.29
Amra Bangalee Hitangshu Banerjee 2,921 0.25 +0.25
Independent Badri Mondal 1,844 0.16 +0.16
WPI Md. Heshamuddin 1,554 0.13 +0.13
AIMF Syed Md. Wasim Reza 1,195 0.10 +0.10
Indian Justice Party Karan Singh 1,103 0.09 +0.09
CPI(ML) Red Star Raveendran T P (Ravi Paloor) 875 0.07 +0.07
NOTA None of the Above 19,511 1.67 +1.67
Majority 1,36,339 11.67 -16.25
Turnout 11,67,986 69.30 +16.48
Trinamool Congress hold Swing -25.75


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


By-election 2011[edit]

A by-election was held in this constituency in 2011 which was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MP Mamata Banerjee and her subsequent election to the State Assembly from the Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In the by-election, Subrata Bakshi of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Ritabrata Banerjee of CPI(M) by 2,30,099 votes,thus breaking the record of Mamata Banerjee who had won the seat in 2009 by 2,19,571 votes.

Indian Parliamentary bye election, 2011: Kolkata Dakshin constituency
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Subrata Bakshi 5,16,761 62.70 +5.51
CPI(M) Ritabrata Banerjee 2,86,662 34.78 -0.61
Independent S. K. Biswas 8,068 0.98 +0.98
Independent Debashish Ghosh 7,049 0.86 +0.86
Independent Ranjit Kumar Dutta 5,596 0.68 +0.68
Majority 2,30,099 27.92 +6.12
Turnout 8,24,136 52.82 -14.07
Trinamool Congress hold Swing +5.51

General Election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Kolkata Dakshin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 5,76,045 57.19 +6.09
CPI(M) Rabin Deb 3,56,474 35.39 -2.91
BJP Jyotsna Banerjee 39,744 3.95
BSP Paresh Chandra Roy 6,745 0.67
Independent Yusuf Jamal Siddique 6,042 0.60
IUML Asif Md 5,896 0.59
Independent Ram Chandra Prasad 4,091 0.41
Independent Nishat Khan 2,923 0.29
Independent Barnali Mukhopadhyay 2,623 0.26
Independent Arun Biswas 1,984 0.20
Independent Pijush Banerjee 1,674 0.17
Independent Jayanta Datta 1,512 0.15
Indian Justice Party Leela Hans 1,472 0.15
Majority 2,19,571 21.80
Turnout 10,07,225 66.89
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

General Election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Calcutta South[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 3,93,561 51.10 -7.26
CPI(M) Rabin Deb 2,95,132 38.30 +6.62
INC Nafisa Ali 60,377 7.80
Independent Sujit Kumar Roy 4,782 0.60
BSP Kusha Ram 4,431 0.60
Independent Bandana Das 4,130 0.50
Independent Mukul Paul 2,524 0.30
Independent Ranjit Banerjee 2,306 0.30
Independent Barnali Mukherjee 2,258 0.30
Independent Santu Mukherjee 1,708 0.20
Independent Bhushan Mondal 1,533 0.20
Majority 98,429 12.8%
Turnout 7,70,828 70.3%
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

General Election 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Calcutta South[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 4,69,103 58.26
CPI(M) Subhankar Chakraborty 2,55,095 31.68
INC Partha Roy Chowdhury 51,735 6.43
CPI(ML)(L) Dr. Partha Sarathi Ghosh 6,186
BSP Mohammed Sahabuddun 6,091 0.76
Independent Ranjan Kumar Das 5.841
Independent Murari Mohan Ghosh 4,512
Independent Priya Nath Banerjee 2,740
Independent Kabita Mukherjee 2,160
Independent Bandana Biswas 1,658
Majority 2,14,008 26.6
Turnout 8,05,121 66.96
Trinamool Congress hold Swing

General Election 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Calcutta South[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee 5,03,551 59.37
CPI(M) Prasanta Kumar Sur 2,79,470 32.95
INC Sougata Roy 56,725 6.69
Independent Partha Sarathi Ghosh 1,937 0.23
RJD Salik Ram Shaw 1,498 0.18
Independent G.Joseph 1.497 0.18
Independent Rina Sutradhar 1,447 0.17
Independent Adrish Bhattacharya 1,236 0.15
Independent Addy Samir Kumar 493 0.06
Independent Paresh Nath Bandyopadhyay 340 0.04 %
Majority 2,24,081 27.7
Turnout 8,05,121 66.96%
Trinamool Congress gain from INC Swing

General Election 1996[edit]

General Election, 1996: Calcutta South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Mamata Banerjee 4,38,252 52.50
CPI(M) Bharati Mukherjee 3,34,991 40.10
BJP Santi Roy 45,066 5.30
Independent Bulu Chatterjee 3,439 0.40
Independent Sushil Chandra Majumdar 1,869 0.20
Independent D. Guha 1,755 0.20
Independent Tripti Das 1,589 0.20
Independent Bandana Biswas 1,572 0.20
All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) Yasmeen Sen Gupta 1,527 0.20
Independent Lalita Seth 1,482 0.20
Independent Ramagardi Yadav 1,285 0.20
Independent Bablu Dutta 958 0.10
Independent Murari Mohan Ghosh 798 0.10
Majority 1,03,261 12.1
Turnout 8,52,458 73.0
INC hold Swing

General Election 1991[edit]

General Election, 1991: Calcutta South[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Mamata Banerjee 3,67,896 52.46
CPI(M) Biplab Dasgupta 2,74,233 39.10
BJP Somraj Dutta 50,541 7.21
Independent Ashok kumar Roy Chowdhury 1,958 0.28
Independent Sushil Chandra Majumdar 1,779 0.25
BSP Parimal Kanti Ray 1,121 0.16
Independent Priti Mazumder 877 0.13
Independent Bandana Biswas 837 0.12
Doordarshi Party Hari Shankar Shah 792 0.11
Independent Hajranchhor Chand Bhandari 548 0.08
Independent Bhagwan Das Nathany 413 0.06
Independent Arun Ghosh 295 0.04
Independent Murari Mohan Ghosh 798 0.10
Majority 93,663
Turnout 7,01,290 68.50
INC hold Swing

General Election 1989[edit]

General Election, 1989: Calcutta South[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Biplab Dasgupta 3,63,674 50.07
INC Bholanath Sen 3,38,518 46.61
BJP Jnanendra Banerjee 18,418 2.54
Independent Sankar Som Banerjee 2,213 0.30
Independent Sourendta Nath Mitra 1,459 0.20
Independent Arun Ghosh 1,065 0.15
Independent Utpal Roy 996 0.14
Majority 25,156
Turnout 7,26,343 73.02
CPI(M) gain from INC Swing

General elections 1951-2004[edit]

Calcutta South constituency came into existence in 1967. However, different constituencies existed in the area. Results of such constituencies are also included here. Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Constituency Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 Calcutta South West 144065 37.91 Ashim Krishna Dutt 51.11 INC Bankim Chandra Bhattacharyya 27.37 Independent[4]
Calcutta South East 144,614 37.91 Syama Prasad Mookerjee 44.97 BJS Mriganka Mohan Sur 30.46 INC[4]
1957 Calcutta South West 188,647 46.73 Biren Roy 50.33 IND. Ashim Krishna Dutt 43.68 INC[5]
Calcutta East 228,712 46.0 Sadhan Chandra Gupta 62.68 CPI Ranadeb Chowdhury 35.47 INC[5]
1960 Calcutta South West Bye-election Indrajit Gupta CPI Ashim Krishna Dutt INC[6]
1962 Calcutta South West 292,873 67.64 Indrajit Gupta 50.06 CPI Ismail Ibrahim 46.24 INC[7]
Calcutta East 320,419 68.03 Ranendra Nath Sen 56.88 CPI Sailendra Nath Mukherjee 43.12 INC[7]
1967 Calcutta South 317,171 62.60 Ganesh Ghosh 50.28 CPI(M) B. B. Ghosh 37.58 INC[8]
Alipore 385,961 68.22 Indrajit Gupta 32.41 CPI P.Sarkar 32.22 INC[8]
1971 Calcutta South 296,088 59.00 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 50.65 INC Ganesh Ghosh 42.95 CPI(M)[9]
Alipore 368,717 57.38 Indrajit Gupta 49.00 CPI Kamal Sarakar 41.40 CPI(M)[9]
1977 Calcutta South 398,560 60.92 Dilip Chakravarty 58.08 BLD Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 40.59 INC[10]
1980 472,700 61.54 Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty 46.09 CPI(M) Bhola Nath Sen 38.09 INC(I)[11]
1984 582,370 72.52 Bhola Nath Sen 56.93 INC Satya Sadhan Chakrabarty 41.34 CPI(M)[12]
1989 740,080 73.02 Biplab Dasgupta 50.07 CPI(M) Bhola Nath Sen 46.61 INC[13]
1991 714,400 68.5 Mamata Banerjee 52.46 INC Biplab Dasgupta 39.1 CPI(M)[14]
1996 852,460 73.02 Mamata Banerjee 52.51 INC Bharati Mukherjee 40.54 CPI(M)[15]
1998 877,430 74.44 Mamata Banerjee 59.37 AITC Prasanta Sur 32.95 CPI(M)[16]
1999 805,270 66.96 Mamata Banerjee 58.26 AITC Subhankar Chakraborty 31.68 CPI(M)[17]
2004 772,740 70.46 Mamata Banerjee 50.93 AITC Rabin Deb 38.19 CPI(M)[18]
2009 Kolkata Dakshin 10,07,225 66.89 Mamata Banerjee 57.19 AITC Rabin Deb 35.39 CPI(M)[19]
2011 8,24,136 52.82 Subrata Bakshi 62.70 AITC Ritabrata Banerjee 34.78 CPI(M)[19]
2014 11,67,986 69.30 Subrata Bakshi 36.95 AITC Tathagata Roy 25.28 BJP[21]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 22°31′48″N 88°20′35″E / 22.530°N 88.343°E / 22.530; 88.343