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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress has won Maldaha Uttar seat in West Bengal twice

The Malda Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal was divided into Maldaha Uttar and Maldaha Dakshin parliamentary constituencies in 2009 after the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission.

constituency-watch Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:48 IST
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Mausam Noor switched to the ruling Trinamool Congress in January 2019.
Mausam Noor switched to the ruling Trinamool Congress in January 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
         

The Malda Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal was divided into Maldaha Uttar and Maldaha Dakshin parliamentary constituencies in 2009 after the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission.

Congress’ Mausam Noor won the first election held in Maldaha Uttar after the delimitation in 2009 as she beat Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Sailen Sarkar. Mausam Noor repeated her performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won against Khagen Murmu of the CPI(M).

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

Mausam Noor switched to the ruling Trinamool Congress in January 2019.

The Left Front will not field any candidate in Maldaha Uttar Lok Sabha seat, where the general election will be held on April 23, the third of the seven-phased polls. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Here are some facts about Maldaha Uttar:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Maldaha Uttar

Sitting MP, party: Mausam Noor, Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 65,705

Runner up name, party: Khagen Murmu, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,162,985

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.59 %

Number of women voters in 2014: 684,679

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,573

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 10:48 IST

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