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In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

Kanthi Lok Sabha Election Results 2019


CandidatePartyEVM VotesMigrant VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of VotesStatus
Adhikari SisirAll India Trinamool Congress711233063971187249.98Winner
Dr. Debasish SamantaBharatiya Janata Party5986160158860020442.141st Runner-up
Paritosh PattanayakCommunist Party Of India (Marxist)760020183761855.352nd Runner-up
Dipak Kumar DasIndian National Congress16789062168511.183rd Runner-up
NOTANone Of The Above86790886870.614th Runner-up
Kenaram MisraShivsena41430441470.295th Runner-up
Manas PradhanSocialist Unity Centre Of India (Communist)32880932970.236th Runner-up
Barman KhokanBahujan Samaj Party30000430040.217th Runner-up

Kanthi, or Contai is one of the 42 constituencies of West Bengal, comprising of seven Vidhan Sabha segments and came into existence in 1951. The Kanthi Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 31) has a total of 1,249,775 electorates out of which 603,730 are females and 646,045 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. It has a total number of 1,250,000 voters. Contai city is the headquarters of the Contai Subdivision which is a part of the Purba Medinipur District. It has a total area of over 17 sq km and an average height of just 6 m. It is at a distance of 160 km from the state capital and about 30 km from Digha. Bengali is the official language of Contai.

The city has a population of over 77,500 with a 52% male majority and 48% female minority. The sex ratio is 936 females per 1000 males and a 10% child population. The average literacy rate is 82%, with male literacy rate of 85% and female literacy rate of 78%. Several well known institutions are located here including one that of engineering and one that of agriculture colleges. Primary agro based production is cashews and the place is also well known for its salt. It is one of India's 250 backward districts, one of the eleven of the state, and receives funds from the government. State Highways connect it to nearby major cities.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Kanthi Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Kanthi parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Kanthi constituency is Shri Adhikari Sisir Kumar of AITC.

YearPC No.PC NameCategoryWinner/Currentr MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
201431KanthiGENAdhikari Sisir KumarMAITC676749Sinha TapasMCPM447259
200931KanthiGENAdhikari ,Shri Sisir Kumar MAITC606712Prasanta PradhanMCPM477609


*PC = Parliamentary Constituency

Facts about current sitting MP of Kanthi Constituency

Name of MP Shri Sisir Kumar Adhikari
Age 77
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party All India Trinamool Congress
Gender Male
Educational Qualification I.Sc. (Appeared)
Activities of Shri Sisir Kumar Adhikari in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 0
Private member bills passed 0
Questions asked 0
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.



List of Assembly Constituencies in Kanthi Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Kanthi parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
ChandipurPatashpurKanthi Uttar
BhagabanpurKhejuri (SC)Kanthi Dakshin
Ramnagar 

Last Updated on June 28, 2019