139. Canning Purba (Canning East)
(कैनिंग पुरबा), is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha seat in South East Bengal region and South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal (पश्चिम बंगाल). It shares inter-state border with South 24 Parganas. Canning Purba is part of 19. Joynagar Lok Sabha/Parliamentary constituency. This seat is categoried as: Rural.
This General Assembly constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 25.81%. The estimated literacy level of the district in which this constituency falls in is 78.57%.
In the 2021 elections, there were a total of 262325 eligible electors, of which 133804 were male, 128496 female and 25 voters of the third gender.
The electorate gender ratio in Canning Purba in 2021 is 960.
In the 2016 polls, there were a total of 220662 eligible electors, of which 115136 were male, 105515 female and 11 voters of the third gender.
In the 2011 West Bengal Assembly elections, there were a total of 173018 eligible electors, of which 91146 were male, 81863 female and voters of the third gender.
The number of service voters in Canning Purba in 2016 was 20. In 2011, there were 9.
Past winners/MLAs: In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Saokat Molla of TMC won in this seat by defeating Ajijer Rahaman Molla of CPIM by a margin of 55034 votes which was 28.44% of the total votes polled in the constituency. TMC had a vote share of 59.56% in 2016 in the seat.
In 2011, Abdur Razzak Molla of CPIM won in this seat defeating Ibrahim Molya of INC by a margin of 21113 votes which was 13.47% of the total votes polled in the constituency. CPIM had a vote share of 54.3% in 2011 in the seat.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, TMC got the most votes in 139. Canning Purba Assembly segment of Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency. TMC's won the Joynagar Parliament seat.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, TMC got the most votes this Assembly segment and TMC won the Joynagar Parliament seat.
Number of contestants: A total of 5 candidates contested in the 2021 elections. In 2016 there were 5 contestants.
Candidates 2021: The candidates contesting in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections from Canning Purba are: Kalipada Naskar (BJP), Saokat Molla (TMC), Rafik Akunje (SUCOIC), Gazi Shahabuddin Siraji (RSMPA), Ajay Haldar (IND)
Voter turnout: In the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, the voter turnout was calculated at 88.3%. In 2016, this seat registered a turnout of 87.74%, while it was 90.61% in 2011.
Poll dates: The seat went to the polls in Phase 3 of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2021 on Thursday, April 6, 2021. Counting of votes are being held on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Number of polling stations: In the 2021 elections there were a total of 360 polling stations in 139. Canning Purba constituency. The corresponding figure in the 2016 elections was 241. In 2011 there were 216 polling stations.
Extent: 139. Canning Purba constituency comprises of the following areas of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal: 1. Deuli-I, Deuli-II, Kalikatala, Matherdighi, Sarengabad, Tambuldaha-I and Tambuldaha-II GPs of CDB Canning - II and 2. Bodra, Chandaneswar-I, Chandaneswar-II, Durgapur, Shanksahar and Tarda GPs of CDB Bhangar - I. It shares an inter-state border with South 24 Parganas.
Canning Purba seat of the West Bengal Assembly has adjoining seats: .
The total area covered by Canning Purba is 329 square kilometres.