CPM suffered one of its severest defeats in 2011 from Bardhaman Dakshin assembly constituency where its heavyweight nominee Nirupam Sen was defeated by a huge margin by a political novice. Since then, Trinamool Congress is trying to expand the base. However, anti-incumbency of the Mamata government is all set to make the fight a close one. BJP has some pockets of influence in the constituency.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|AINUL HAQUE Co||CPI(ML)||62444|
|SAMIR KUMAR ROY||IND||17205|
Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay is the sitting TMC MLA of Bardhaman Dakshin which he won in 2011 by creating great upset by defeating the then sitting CPM legislator and Industry Minister Nirupam Sen by a huge margin of 36916 votes . In that election, while Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay, a former teacher of Burdwan University, polled 107520 votes, Nirupam Sen secured 70604 votes. The BJP candidate Sandip Nandi polled only 5,621 votes to finish a distant third and lose his deposit.
Earlier Nirupam Sen had been elected from Bardhaman Dakshin in 1987, 2001 and 2006. Top Communist leader of yesteryears Benoy Chowdhury had won from the seat five times.
One of the seven assembly segments that fall under the Bardhaman-Durgapur parliamentary constituency, Bardhaman Dakshin, earlier known as Burdwan South, is formed by the area covered by the Bardhaman municipality.
In 2011 assembly election, Bardhaman Dakshin had an electorate of 215484, out of whom 111384 were male voters and 104100 were female voters. This urban constituency is one of the 25 assembly seats located in the Bardhamman district of West Bengal.
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