Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Once dominated by CPI(M), Trinamool Congress holds Jalpaiguri
The parliamentary constituency of Jalpaiguri, once a bastion of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), is now under the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
Reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates, Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat was won by Trinamool Congress’ Bijoy Chandra Barman in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Bijoy Chandra Barman had defeated the sitting member of Parliament Mahendra Kumar Roy of the CPI(M).
Trinamool’s Barman will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Jalpaiguri, one of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, will vote during the second of the seven-phased election on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jalpaiguri
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Baghirath Chandra Roy (CPI-M), Mani Kumar Darnal (Congress), Bijoy Chandra Barman (Trinamool Congress), Jayanta Kumar Roy (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Bijoy Chandra Barman, Trinamool
Winning margin in 2014: 69,606
Runner up name, party: Mahendra Kumar Roy, CPI(M)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,302,117
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85.02%
Number of women voters in 2014: 735,765
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,818