Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, will look to win Diamond Harbour again
Voting in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.Updated: May 16, 2019 10:25 IST
Diamond Harbour is one of 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal and represents the city of Diamond Harbour in the South 24 Parganas district.
The sitting member of Parliament is Trinamool Congress’ Abhishek Banerjee, the second leader of the ruling party to have held the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat.
Somendra Nath Mitra won the seat for the ruling party in the 2009 Lok Sabha election before Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Mitra defeated Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Samik Lahiri by 151,689 votes.
Abhishek Banerjee will contest again from the Diamond Harbour seat in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Voting in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
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Here are some facts about the Lok Sabha seat on the River Hooghly:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Diamond Harbour
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Abhishek Banerjee (Trinamool), Nilanjan Roy (BJP), Soumya Aich Roy (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 71,298
Runner up name, party: Abul Hasn’t, CPI(M)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,261,296
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.06%
Number of women voters in 2014: 739,655
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,879