Vidhan Sabha constituency
|District||North 24 Parganas|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Basirhat|
|Electorate (year)||212,872 (2011)|
Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) (Bengali: বসিরহাট দক্ষিন বিধানসভা কেন্দ্র) is an assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Prior to 2011 Basirhat had one assembly constituency. From 2011 it will have two constituencies Basirhat Dakshin and Basirhat Uttar Vidhan Sabha constituencies. Hasnabad (Vidhan Sabha constituency) ceases to exist from 2011.
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, 124 Basirhat Dakshin (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Basirhat municipality, Basirhat I community development block, and Taki municipality.
|2011||Narayan Mukherjee||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2014 by-election||Samik Bhattacharya||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2016||Dipendu Biswas||All India Trinamool Congress|
|CPI (ML) Liberation||Debabrata Biswas||1,462||0.67||N/A|
|SUCI(C)||Ajay Kumar Bain||1,081||0.49|
|NOTA||None of the above||1,949||0.89|
|AITC gain from BJP||Swing|
A bye-election was held on 13 September 2014 following the death of the sitting MLA, Narayan Mukherjee.
|CPI (M)||Mrinal Chakraborty||24,884||13.12||-22.86|
|SUCI(C)||Ajay Kumar Bain||2,431||1.28||N/A|
|BJP gain from CPI (M)||Swing||+22.09|
In the 2011 election, Narayan Mukherjee of CPI(M) defeated his nearest rival Narayan Goswami of Trinamool Congress.
|CPI (M)||Narayan Mukherjee||66,924||35.94|
|BSP||Amitosh Kumar Mondal||3,572||1.92|
|CPI (M) win (new seat)|
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||16|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||1|
|Communist Party of India||1||1|
Note: New constituencies – 7, constituencies abolished – 2 (See template talk page for details)
As per 2011 census total population of Basirhat Dakshin is 335130,Hindu 183256,Muslim 151180,Other 694.Hindu 54.682%,Muslim 45.111%,Other 0.207%.
During the period Narayan Mukherjee of CPI(M) won seven elections in a row from 95 Basirhat assembly constituency, defeating his nearest rivals Asit Majumdar of INC in 2006, Souren Sen of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Asit Majumdar of Congress in 1996, Dilip Mazumdar of Congress in 1991 and 1987, and Debi Prasad Nanda of Congress in 1982 and 1977.
Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Lalit Kumar Ghosh of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. A.B.Bandopadhyay of CPI won in 1969 and 1967. Bijesh Chandra Sen of Congress won in 1962. Profulla Nath Banerjee of Congress won in 1957 and in independent India's first election in 1951.