Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress has held West Bengal’s Maldaha Dakshin seat for 2 terms

Published on Mar 19, 2019 01:44 PM IST

Congress’ Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury has won from Maldaha Dakshin in West Bengal twice since it was carved out of the Malda Lok Sabha constituency in 2009 after the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission. Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bishnupada Roy in 2014 Lok Sabha election.

Maldaha Dakshin will witness polling during the third out of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on April 23. The result will be declared on May 23.(HT Photo)
Maldaha Dakshin will witness polling during the third out of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on April 23. The result will be declared on May 23.(HT Photo)
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Congress’ Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury has won from Maldaha Dakshin in West Bengal twice since it was carved out of the Malda Lok Sabha constituency in 2009 after the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission.

Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bishnupada Roy in 2014 Lok Sabha election. Chowdhury, the minister of state for health and family welfare in the UPA II government, won against Abdur Razzaque of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 2009.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

The ruling Trinamool Congress has fielded Moazzem Hossain from Maldaha Dakshin Lok Sabha seat this year.

Maldaha Dakshin will witness polling during the third out of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on April 23. The result will be declared on May 23.

Here are facts about Maldaha Dakshin Lok Sabha seat:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Maldaha Dakshin

Sitting MP, party: Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury

Winning margin in 2014: 164,111

Runner up name, party: Bisnu Pada Roy, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,092,407

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.09%

Number of women voters in 2014: 654,757

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,510

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