The BJP had secured 38,848 votes in the assembly constituency in the last general Lok Sabha polls in 2014, a significant rise from a mere 2,699 votes in 2011. The party was the runner up. On the other hand, TMC’s victory margin in 2011, 25,033, dropped to a mere 6,889 votes. The party that will be favored by the Muslim community will be better placed to win the seat.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|AWADH KISHORE GUPTA||BJP||11700|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2164|
|VIVEK KUMAR THAKUR||IND||1019|
|RAJ KUMAR CHHETRY||IND||290|
Kolkata Port assembly constituency is currently represented by TMC’s Firhad Hakim’s who won the seat in 2011 by defeating his nearest Forward Bloc by a handsome margin of 25033 votes. In that election, while 63866 votes were polled by Firhad Hakim, the CPM nominee received 38833 votes and was followed by rebel Congress candidate Ram Pyare Ram who secured 22131 votes.
Raj Kumari Shaw of BJP was relegated to the fourth place with 2699 votes.
In 2006 Ram Pyare Ram, was elected as MLA on behalf of Congress from the erstwhile assembly constituency of Kabtirtha, of which Kolkata Port was carved out.
Kolkata Port assembly constituency, which came into being before 2011 on the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission, is formed the areas covered by Ward Nos. 75, 76, 78-80, 133- 135 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Kolkata Port constituency, which is inhabited by urban voters, is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the Kolkata Dakshin parliamentary constituency. Kasba, Behala Purba, Behala Paschim, Bhabanipur, Rashbehari and Ballygunge are the other six assembly seats within the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha constotiency.
In the last assembly election to Kolkata Port in 2011, there was a total electorate of 199234. Out of the total electors, 118144 were males and 81090 were females.
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