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Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence  1967-present
Current MP  Subrata Bakshi
Total Electors  1,685,296
State  West Bengal
Female electors  795,045
Reservation  None
Elected Year  2014
Member of parliament  Subrata Bakshi
Male electors  890,251
Assembly Constituencies  Kasba Behala Purba Behala Paschim Kolkata Port Bhabanipur Rashbehari Ballygunge
Party  All India Trinamool Congress
Last election  Indian general election, 2014
Assembly segments  Kasba, Ballygunge, Rashbehari, Behala West, Kolkata Port, Behala East, Bhabanipur

Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) (earlier known as Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency) (Bengali: কলকাতা দক্ষিন লোকসভা কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in India. The constituency centres on the southern part of Kolkata in West Bengal. While four of the assembly segments on No. 23 Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Kolkata district, three are in South 24 Parganas district


Assembly segments

After the implementation of the order of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002, in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, the Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency no. 23, Kolkata Dakshin is composed of the following legislative assembly segments:

  • Kasba (assembly constituency no. 149)
  • Behala Purba (assembly constituency no. 153)
  • Behala Paschim (assembly constituency no. 154)
  • Kolkata Port (assembly constituency no. 158)
  • Bhabanipur (assembly constituency no. 159)
  • Rashbehari (assembly constituency no. 160)
  • Ballygunge (assembly constituency no. 161)
  • Before delimitation in 2008, Calcutta South Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:Sonarpur (SC) (assembly constituency no. 109), Chowranghee (assembly constituency no. 146), Alipore (assembly constituency no. 148), Rashbehari Avenue (assembly constituency no. 149), Tollygunge (assembly constituency no. 150), Dhakuria (assembly constituency no. 151), Ballygunge (assembly constituency no. 152)

    Source: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
    General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled

    By-election 2011

    A by-election was held in this constituency in 2011 which was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MP Mamata Banerjee and her subsequent election to the State Assembly from the Bhabanipur (Vidhan Sabha constituency). In the by-election, Subrata Bakshi of Trinamool Congress defeated his nearest rival Ritabrata Banerjee of CPI(M) by 2,30,099 votes,thus breaking the record of Mamata Banerjee who had won the seat in 2009 by 2,19,571 votes.

    General elections 1951-2004

    Calcutta South constituency came into existence in 1967. However, different constituencies existed in the area. Results of such constituencies are also included here. Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:


    Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) Wikipedia

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