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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.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:25 IST
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Hindustan Times
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New Delhi, India - April 10, 2014: Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo by Raj K Raj / HT Archive)(Hindustan Times)

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

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 18:18 IST