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Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Vidhan Sabha constituency
Dantan is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Constituency No. 219
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 34. Medinipur
Electorate (year) 160,317 (2011)

Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 219 Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Dantan II community development block, Mohanpur community development block, and Chak Islampur gram panchayat of Dantan I community development block.[1]

Dantan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 34 Medinipur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Election results


In the 2011 elections, Arun Mahapatra of CPI defeated his nearest rival Saibal Giri of Trinamool Congress.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Dantan [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI Arun Mahapatra 79,118 49.35 -11.09
AITMC Shaibal Giri 74,468 46.45 +7.10#
BJP Shailendra Jana 3,909 2.44
Independent Mukul Kumar Mishra 1,653
Turnout 160,317 89.32
CPI hold Swing -18.19#

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


In the 2006, 2001 and 1996 state assembly elections, Nanda Gopal Bhattacharya of CPI won the Danatan assembly seat, defeating his nearest rivals Bikram Chandra Pradhan of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and 2001, and Sunil Baran Giri of Congress in 1996. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Ranjit Patra of CPI(M) defeated Panchanan Mahanti of Congress in 1991. Kanai Bhowmick of CPI defeated Dilip Kumar Das of Congress in 1987 and Pradyot Kumar Mahanti of Janata Party in 1982. Pradyot Kumar Mahanti of Janata Party defeated Rabindra Nath Dwibedi of CPI in 1977.[5]


Pradyut Kumar Mahanti of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967. Charu Chandra Mahanti of Congress won in 1962 and 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Jnanendra Kumar Choudhury of Bharatiya Jana Sangh won the Dantan seat.[6]


Mohanpur was a Vidhan Sabha constituency in 1951. The seat was won by Basanta Kumar Panigrahi of Bharatiya Jana Sangha.[6]


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