Kanthi Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates:
Part of Purba Midnapore district in southern Bengal, Kanthi, a largely rural constituency, has a substantial Muslim population, which can be a major factor in deciding close contests.
Kanthi Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 31
Total electors: 14,90,409 (2014 estimated)
Male electors: 7,77,345
Female electors: 7,13,064
Assembly Constituencies: Chandipur, Patashpur, Kanthi Uttar, Bhagabanpur, Khejuri (SC), Kanthi Dakshin, Ramnagar
Delimitation: Yes, in 2008. Egra constituency was shifted to Medinipur Lok Sabha constituency, while Mugberia Assembly segment ceased to exist.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Nitish Sengupta of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) won the seat in 1999 elections. In 2004 elections, Prasanta Pradhan of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) won the seat. Since the 2009 election, TMC’s Sisir Kumar Adhikari is representing the constituency.
Demographics: Part of Purba Midnapore district in southern Bengal, Kanthi, a largely rural constituency, has a substantial Muslim population, which can be a major factor in deciding close contests.
COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June
According to reports, bars and restaurants in the state can operate with 50 percent capacity from noon to 8 pm
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Priority groups include health workers and their families, transport, media professionals, sanitation workers and hawkers, among other
This is the second time when Adhikari met the governor in June. Earlier he met the governor and submitted a representation about unabated post-poll retributive violence