Since decades Kultali had been a stronghold of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) which, however, lost the last election to the constituency in 2011 despite having an alliance with the Trinamool Congress whose wave ousted the Left Front from power after an interrupted rule of 34 years. Since the SUCI has now severed its alliance with the TMC, the coming will witness a close contest the outcome of which cannot be predicted.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|RAM SANKAR HALDER||CPM||Won
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1552|
Currently Kultali is represented in the legislative assembly of West Bengal by CPM’s
Ramsankar Halder who won the seat by defeating the sitting SUCI MLA Joykrishna Halder by 4813 votes in a bipolar contest in 2011.
In that election, while Ramsankar Halder polled 81297 votes, Joykrishna Halder, the winner in 2006, got 76484 votes.
Earlier SUCI leader Probodh Purkait had represented the Kultali assembly seat from 1967 to 2006 barring one term when he lost the election in 1972. He has been convicted of murder.
Situated in the Sundarbans area of West Bengal, Kultali is one of the seven assembly constituencies that combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Jaynagar.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Kultali is located in the South – 24 Paraganas district. This predominantly rural constituency is formed by the areas covered by Kultali block as well as Chuprijhara, Baishata, Nalgora and Manirhat gram panchayats of Jaynagar – 2 block.
In the last assembly election to the Kultali seat, 187950 electors were eligible to vote. Of them, 98510 were males and 89440 were female voters.
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