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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.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:33 IST
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Hindustan Times
Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,Kolkata Dakshin Profile,West Bengal General Elections 2019
Mumbai, India - October 13, 2009: People queue to cast their votes outside a polling center during the Maharashtra state elections in Chandivali, Mumbai, on October 13, 2009.(Manoj Patil / HT Archive)

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 He has been replaced by the ruling party with Mala Roy in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 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

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 18:25 IST