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.Updated: May 16, 2019 10:12 IST
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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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