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Kandi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kandi
Vidhan Sabha constituency
Kandi is located in West Bengal
Kandi
Kandi
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates:
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
Constituency No 68
Type Open
Lok Sabha constituency 10. Baharampur
Electorate (year) 178,337 (2011)

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

Overview

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 68 Kandi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) covers Kandi municipality, Kandi community development block, and Satui Chaurigachha gram panchayat of Berhampore community development block.[1]

Kandi (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is part of No. 10 Baharampur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election
Year
Constituency Name of M.L.A. Party Affiliation
1951 Kandi Goalbandhan Trivedi Indian National Congress[2]
1957 Sudhir Mondal Indian National Congress[3]
Bimal Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[3]
1962 Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress [4]
1967 G.Trivedi Indian National Congress [5]
1969 Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha Independent[6]
1971 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[7]
1972 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress [8]
1977 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[9]
1982 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[10]
1987 Syed Wahid Reza Communist Party of India[11]
1991 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[12]
1996 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[13]
2001 Atish Chandra Sinha Indian National Congress[14]
2006 Apurba Sarkar Independent[15]
2011 Apurba Sarkar Indian National Congress[16]

Election results

2011

In the 2011 election, Apurba Sarkar of Congress defeated his nearest rival Ainal Haque of CPI.

West Bengal assembly elections, 2011: Kandi constituency[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Apurba Sarkar 66,513 46.10 - 13.87#
CPI Ainal Haque 58,703 40.68 +7.64
Independent Sahitya Pradip Sinha 9,836 6.82
BJP Dhananjoy Mandal 4,351 3.02
BSP Amit Kumar Das 1,429
CPI(ML) Liberation Manirul Islam 1,254
Independent Sasti Konai 850
JD(U) Nazimul Islam 736
MLKSC Majibur Rahaman Sheikh 615
Turnout 144,287 80.91
INC hold Swing -21.51#

Sahitya Pradip Sinha, contesting as an independent, was reportedly backed by Trinamool Congress.[18]

.# Swing calculated on Congress+Rebel Congress (Independent) vote percentages taken together in 2006. Calculated only on the vote percentages secured by Apurba Sarakar in 2006 and 2011 the swing is +3.59%.
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, 2011
Murshidabad district summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Indian National Congress 14 Increase8
Trinamool Congress 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 5 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1 Decrease4
Samajwadi Party 1 Decrease0
Forward bloc 0 Decrease1

Note: New constituencies – 4, constituencies abolished – 1 (See for details) CPIM

1977–2006

In the 2006 state assembly elections[15] Apurba Sarkar, Independent, won the 65 Kandi assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Abdul Hamid of CPI. Apurba Sarkar, contesting as an independent, was a rebel congress candidate put up by Adhir Choudhury as a protest against the official Congress candidate Atish Sinha.[19] He was subsequently taken back into the Congress.[20] Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Atish Chandra Sinha of Congress defeated Chandan Sen of CPI in 2001,[14] Syed Wahid Reza of CPI in 1996[13] and 1991.[12] Syed Wahid Reza of CPI defeated Bankim Trivedi of Congress in 1987.[11] Atish Chandra Sinha of Congress defeated Syed Abdur Razzaque of CPI in 1982[10] and Jagadish Sinha of Janata Party in 1977.[9][21]

1951–1972

Atish Chandra Sinha won in 1972[8] and 1971.[7] Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha, Independent, won in 1969.[6] G. Trivedi of Congress won in 1967.[5] Kumar Jagadish Chandra Sinha of Congress won in 1962.[4] Kandi was a joint seat in 1957.[3] Sudhir Mondal and Bimal Chandra Sinha, both of Congress, won the seat jointly. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Goalbadan Trivedi of Congress won from the Kandi seat.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1982, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1987, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal". Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "West Bengal Assembly Election 2011". Kandi. Empowering India. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Murshidabad, Birbhum Independents pose problems for official candidates". The Statesman 6 April 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Adhir beats Cong at home". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 12 May 2006. 12 May 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  20. ^ Hussain, Alamgir (17 April 2011). "Didi turns up heat on dissidents". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph 17 April 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  21. ^ "65 - Kandi Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
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