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Kolkata Dakshin Election District comprises of 4 Assembly Segments of Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha Constituency. Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 543 Lok Sabha Constituencies in India. During 1951-62, the present areas fell under Kolkata South-East and Kolkata South-West Parliamentary Constituency. During 1967-71, it was Alipore Parliamentary Constituency. The constituency center on the southern   part   of   Kolkata   in  West  Bengal,  roughly   falls No Map
between 22 degrees 33 minutes North to 22 degrees 33 minutes & 25 seconds North Latitude and 88 degrees 17 minutes & 24 seconds East to 22 degrees 33 minutes & 39 seconds East Longitude, extending over 43.16 Sq. Kms.

Area wise 158 Kolkata Port Assembly Segment is the largest among the four Assembly Segments. Geographically, Kolkata Dakshin Election District is located in the Southern side of the district of Kolkata, bordering Kolkata North Election District in North, Kasba Legislative Constituency in the East & Behala Legislative Constituency in the South and River Hooghly in Western fringe. In its shape, Kolkata Dakshin Election District looks like an isosceles triangle, wedged between Behala & Chowringhee.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 by Admin


Kolkata Dakshin Election District consists 32 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. As per Census, 2001 the total population of Kolkata Dakshin Election District is 10,99,221, out of which 6,01,170 are male and 4,98,051 are female. Total nos. of household are 2,17,949. The gender ratio of the population is 1000:828.

The literacy percentage of Kolkata Dakshin Election District is 73.07. However, it varies between the Assembly Segments. In 158, Kolkata Port, this percentage is only 66.50, but in 159, Bhabanipur, the same is 77.63.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 by Admin


The Election Commission of India (ECI) has celebrated 60 years of its constitution on 25th January 2010 as the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The office of the Election Commission was set up on 25th January, 1950, while the rest of the Constitution came into force a day after i.e. on 26th January, 1950. It is also significant that Article 324 that created the Commission was one of those exceptional provisions, which were given effect as early as on 26 November, 1949. The Ex-President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Union Ministers of Law & Justice and Communications & Information Technology, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Chairperson of the UPA and the Convener of NDA have shared the dais.

The theme chosen for the Diamond Jubilee year 2010 is, "Greater Participation for a Stronger Democracy".


The Election Commission of India has decided to celebrate 25th January, its Foundation Day as the 'National Voters Day' to enhance participation of citizens in the democratic electoral process. Various election awareness programmes were organized through out the State of West Bengal on 25th January 2012. Public functions for the felicitation of newly registered voters were held at all the polling stations and the Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) were distributed to them.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 by Admin

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