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Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


Kanthi Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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


  • Overview 1
  • Results 2
    • 2011 2.1
    • 1977-2006 2.2
    • 1951-1972 2.3
  • References 3


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]



West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kanthi Dakshin [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dibyendu Adhikari 86,933 57.12 +3.30#
CPI Uttam Krumar 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
AITMC 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.
 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 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.[5][6]

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.[7]


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.[8]


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