Mahishadal Assembly Elections 2016

Though Trinamool Congress finds itself in firm ground in Mahisadal, the rivalry between its factions is of concern to the party. The party’s sitting MLA who is a Kolkata based doctor is considered an outsider by a section of the party. The CPM is also plagued by internal feud. The influence of Haldia strongman and its former Haldia MP Lakshman Seth, who was expelled from the party, has weakened CPM. BJP and Congress don’t matter in Mahisadal.

Mahishadal Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Dr.Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar AITC Won
Dr. Subrata Maiti IND 78118
Prasenjit Samanta BJP 14150
Tapan Maity SUCI(C) 2832
Nota Nota 2025
Subrata Maity IND 1918
Sukumar Chaulya PDS 1362
Tapan Kumar Banerjee BNP 1048
Maslema Begam LJP 866

Mahishadal is currently represented in the legislative assembly of West Bengal by its sitting MLA Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar who won the seat in 2011 on behalf of the TMC by defeating of CPM’s Tamalika Panda Seth by an impressive margin of 28162 votes. In that election Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, the current state environment minister in the Mamata Benerjee government, polled 95640 votes, Tamalika Panda Seth, wife of Lakshman Seth, secured 67478 and was followed by BJP’s Prasenjit Samanta who had to be satisfied with only 5,783 votes.

Mahishadal had elected TMC legislator Dipak Kumar Ghosh in 2001. He had unsuccessfully contest the Jadavpur assembly seat in 2006 against former CPM Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Mahisadal is one of the sixteen assembly constituencies located in the Purba Medinipur of west Bengal. The constituency is formed by areas covered by the blocks of Mahishadal and Haldia.

Mahishadal is one of the seven assembly segments that are within the jurisdiction of the Tamluk parliamentary constituency.

In the 2011 assembly poll to Mahishadal, there was a total electorate of 189874. Out of the total electors, 99159 were males and 90715 were females.

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