Kanthi Uttar Assembly Elections 2016

Dominance of Trinamool Congress in Kanthi Uttar (North) assembly is evident from the fact that party had won all the sixteen assembly constituencies in the Purba Medinipur district in which the Kanthi Uttar (North) is located. And the trend continues to be same with opposition parties in a state of complete disarray. CPM which is trying hard to retrieve its lost ground is faced with internal factionalism and BJP, though buoyed by its performance in the Lok Sabha polls, is still in the category of also-ran in Kanthi North. The party will try to hold on to the vote share which it received in 2014.

Kanthi Uttar Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
BANASRI MAITY AITC Won
103783
CHAKRADHAR MAIKAP CPM 85207
ASIM DAS BJP 11945
GOPAL CHANDRA MANNA BNP 1842
None of the Above None of the Above 1755
GHORAI RAMPRASAD BSP 1488
SANDIP KUMAR DAS SUCI(C) 1164

TMC’s Banasri Maity is the sitting legislator of Kanthi North which was won by him in 2011 by defeating sitting CPM MLA Chakradhar Meikap by a comfortable margin of 7955 votes in a bipolar contest. In that election, while 91,528 votes were polled by Banasri Maity, Chakradhar Meikap, a former minister in the Left Front government, secured 83,573 votes. Gour Hari Jana, who entered the fray ion behalf of the BJP, was relegated to the third place with just 5,859 votes.

One of the sixteen assembly constituencies located in the Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal, Kanthi North assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by Contai-2 block and Debendra, Brajachauli, Kanaidighi, Lauda, Kumirda and Marishda gram panchayats of Contai 3 block as well as Bathuari gram panchayat of Egra-2 block.

Kanthi North is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which created the parliamentary constituency of Kanthi.

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