Once a stronghold of the CPM, the Kalna assembly constituency is now with Trinamool Congress party that also controls the Kalna municipality, a part of the constituency. After its defeat in 2011, the CPM has not been able to stem its decline. This will stand TMC in good stead despite the disenchantment of the voters with its four and half year rule. Though BJP is a rising farce, it does not stand much of a chance in Kalna assembly segment.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Sukul Chandra Sikdar||CPM||72169|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2865|
Kalna is presently held by TMC whose candidate Biswajit Kundu emerged victorious from in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPM rival Sukul Chandra Sikdar by a comfortable margin of 12637 votes in a bipolar contest. While 85096 votes were polled by Biswajit Kundu, the CPM nominee received 72459 votes. All the other five contestants including BJP’s Dilip Mondal lost their deposits.
Before 2011, CPM had been winning the Kalna seat since 1977. The seat had elected CPM’s Anju Kar five times in a row from 1982.
Kalna municipality is covered by the Kalna assembly constituency which also contains the gram panchayats of Bagnapara, Krishnadevpur and Hatkalna gram panchayats of Kalna-1 block.
Located in the Bardhaman district in West Bengal, Kalna is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary constituency of Bardhaman Purba. Earlier it was a part of the Katwa parliamentary seat.
Of a total number of 187742 electors eligible to cast their votes in the 2011 assembly election to Kalna, there were 98391 males and 89351 females.
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