Despite losing 17.49 percent of votes in 2011 assembly elections, the CPM managed to win the Keshiary assembly seat, albeit by a narrow margin. This is testament to the dominance of the CPM which has been winning the seat since 1977. However, with the passage of time, the Trinamool Congress has been able to establish its hegemony in the constituency.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|BINOD BIHARI MURMU||BJP||17851|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3041|
|BALAI CHANDRA NAYEK||IND||1426|
Keshiary assembly seat is currently held by CPM’s Biram Mandi who retained the seat for his party by defeating TMC’s Shyam Charan Mandi by a margin of 1037 votes in 2011 in a bipolar contest. In that election Biram Mandi polled 76976 votes, TMC candidate secured 75939 votes and was followed by BJP’s Dilip Routh who received 6,651 votes.
Earlier CPM’s Maheswar Murmu had been elected from the Keshiary assembly constituency six times in a row since 1982.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes, Keshiary is located in the Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, The constituency is formed by the areas covered by Keshiari block as well as Angua, Alikosha, Ainkola, Dantan I, Dantan II, Salikotha, Monoharpur and Tararui gram panchayats of Dantan -1 block.
Keshiary is one of the seven assembly segments whose combination creates the parliamentary constituency of Medinipur. Egra, Dantan, Kharagpur Sadar, Narayangarh, Kharagpur and Medinipur are other six assembly constituencies within the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat.
182549 people were eligible to votes in 2011 assembly election to Keshiary. Of them, 76976 were male voters and the rest were women who numbered at 75939.
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