Vidhan Sabha constituency
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kanthi|
|Electorate (year)||182,460 (2011)|
As per orders of the Delimitation Commission, No. 212 Patashpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Patashpur I community development block; Khargram, Panchet, Pataspur, South Khanda and Sreerampur gram panchayats of Patashpur II community development block.
|Independent||Prafulla Kumar Kar||981|
|AITC gain from CPI||Swing||4.71#|
.# Swing calculated on Congress+Trinamool Congress vote percentages taken together in 2006.
|Party||Seats won||Seat change|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||0||6|
|Communist Party of India||0||3|
Kamakhya Nandan Das Mohapatra of CPI won the Patashpur assembly seat six times in a row, defeating Tapan Kanti Kar of Trinamool Congress in 2006, Mrinal Kanti Das of Trinamool Congress in 2001, Paresh Chandra Bhunia of Congress in 1996, Sunil Pal of Congress in 1991, Pradyot Kumar Mahanti of Congress in 1987 and Radha Nath Das Adhikary of Congress in 1982. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Janmejoy Ojha of Janata Party defeated Barendra Nath Patra of Congress in 1977.
Prafulla Maity of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. K.D.Mahapatra (Kamakhya Nandan Das Mahapatra) of CPI won in 1969 and 1967. Radhanath Das Adhikari of Congress won in 1962. Sisir Kumar Das of PSP won in 1957. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Janardan Sahu of BJS won the Pataspur assembly seat.