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