Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Kolkata Dakshin is a Trinamool pocket borough
Voting in the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.Updated: May 16, 2019 10:33 IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha seat for 20 years between 1991 and 2011 as a Congress and Trinamool Congress candidate.
In 2011, senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Bakshi won a by-poll after Mamata Banerjee’s resignation and her subsequent selection to the state assembly from the Bhabanipur. Subrata Bakshi defeated his nearest rival Ritabrata Banerjee of the CPI(M) by 230,099 votes. Bakshi broke the record of Mamata Banerjee, who had won the seat in 2009 by 219,571 votes.
Subrata Bakshi successfully contested again from the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general election. He has been replaced by the ruling party with Mala Roy in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Voting in the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kolkata Dakshin
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Mala Roy (Trinamool), Chandra Kumar Bose (BJP) Mita Chakraborty (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Subrata Bakshi, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 136,339
Runner up name, party: Tathagata Roy, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,167,979
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 69.30%
Number of women voters in 2014: 795,045
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,001