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Kulti (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kulti
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kulti is located in West Bengal
Kulti
Kulti
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Constituency No. 282
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 40. Asansol
Electorate (year) 187,505 (2011)

Kulti (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 282 Kulti assembly constituency covers Kulti municipality.[1]

Kulti assembly segment is part of No. 40 Asansol (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Ujjal Chatterjee of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Maniklal Acharya of AIFB.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kulti [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Ujjal Chatterjee 77,610 57.38 -0.38#
Forward Bloc Maniklal Acharya 49,044 32.26 -6.22
BJP Vivekananda Bhattacharya 5,666 4.19
JD(U) Subhas Singh 3,567
JMM Singrai Marandi 2,468
Turnout 135,262 72.14
AITMC hold Swing +5.94#

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

 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Bardhaman district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 15 Increase13
Indian National Congress 1 Increase0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 8 Decrease13
Forward bloc 1 Decrease0
Marxist Forward Bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 5 (See for details)

1977-2006

Ujjal Chatterjee of Trinamool Congress won the Kulti assembly seat in 2006. Maniklal Acharya of Forward Bloc won the seat in 2001. Prior to that the seat was won by Maniklal Acharjee of Forward Bloc in 1996 and 1991, Tuhin Samanta of Congress in 1987, Madhu Banerjee of Forward Bloc in 1982 and 1977.[5]

1951-1977

Ramdas Banerjee of Congress won in 1972 and 1971, Dr. Taraknath Chakrabarti of Samyukta Socialist Party won in 1969, Dr. Jai Narayan Sharma of Congress in 1967 and 1962, Benarasi Prasad Jha of PSP in 1957. In 1952, independent India’s first election, Kulti was a twin member constituency and those elected were Jai Narayan Sharma and Baidyanath Mondal, both of Congress.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Kulti". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kulti. Empowering India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kulti. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "257 - Kulti Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ Bandopadhyay, Shantimoy, Asansol Parikrama (History of Asansol Sub Division) (Bengali), pp 157-159, Trnity Trust.
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