Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), a constituent of the Left Front in West Bengal, continues to have edge in Kushmandi assembly constituency. The party’s sitting MLA Narmada Roy has won the seat sixth time in a row despite the wave of change in 2011. A division of votes between TMC and Congress can be beneficial to RSP. The Congress, which was a strong force before 1987, is in a state of decline and lagging behind all the major parties.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|NARMADA CHANDRA ROY||RSP||Won
|RANJIT KUMAR ROY||BJP||20162|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3941|
Kushmandi is currently held by RSP’s Narmada Roy who was elected from the seat in 2011 by defeating Parthasarathi Sarkar of the Congress by a margin of 3643 votes. While votes were polled by Narmada Roy, the Congress candidate received 62,725 votes and was followed by the BJP’s Ranjit Kumar Roy who secured just 5,286 votes.
Earlier Narmada Roy had won the Kushmandi seat in 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 on behalf of RSP.
One of the six assembly constituencies located in the Dakshin (South) Dinajpur district of West Bengal, Kushmandi is composed of Kushmandi block and Jahangirpur , Belbari II and Sukdebpur gram panchayats of Gangarampur block.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Kushmandi is one of the seven assembly constituencies falling within the Balurghat parliamentary constituency in north West Bengal. Balurghat Lok Sabha seat is currently represented by TMC MP Arpita Ghosh.
According to the latest figures, Kushmandi assembly constituency has a total electorate of 1,83,928 people. Out of them 97,119 are men and 86,809 are female votes.
|No News Found|