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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Bengal’s Joynagar, a former Left bastion, is now under Trinamool control

Joynagar will vote in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:12 IST
Hindustan Times
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Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

The Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district is reserved for the members of Scheduled Tribe community.

This constituency was a pocket-borough of the Left parties till the 2014 Lok Sabha election when the Trinamool Congress won this seat for the first time. Sanat Kumar Mandal of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) had held the Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency from 1980 till 2009. He was defeated by Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) supported Independent candidate Dr Tarun Mondal in the general election in 2009.

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Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Joynagar will vote in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about Joynagar:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Joynagar

Date of polling: May 19

2019 candidates: Pratima Mondal (Trinamool), Dr Ashok Kandari (BJP), Tapan Mondal (Congress)..

Sitting MP, party: Pratima Mondal, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 108,384

Runner up name, party: Subhas Naskar, RSP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,186,052

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.31%

Number of women voters in 2014: 700,822

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,751

First Published: Mar 26, 2019 17:50 IST