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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Mathurapur in West Bengal was once held by Left parties

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

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:15 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jammu, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Millions of people are voting in the third phase of the elections Thursday, covering parts of 11 of India's 28 states. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Archive)

The Trinamool Congress’ Choudhury Mohan Jatua helped his party break the 20-year hold of the CPI(M) over Mathurapur Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal for the first time in 2009.

Choudhury Mohan Jatua beat Animesh Naskar of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) by nearly 130,000 votes in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. Jatua repeated his performance in the last Lok Sabha election held in 2014 after he defeated Rinku Naskar from the seat reserved for members of the Scheduled Castes.

Trinamool Congress has nominated Choudhury Mohan Jatua from Mathurapur seat again for the Lok Sabha election 2019.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

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

Here are some quick facts:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mathurapur

Date of voting: May 19

2019 candidates: Choudhary Mohan Jatua (Trinamool), Shyamaprasad Halder (BJP), Krittibas Sardar (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Choudhury Mohan Jatua, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 138,768

Runner up name, party: Rinku Naskar, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,265,531

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85.00%

Number of women voters in 2014: 716,505

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,825

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 18:17 IST