Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Purulia was a Forward Bloc seat till 2014
Trinamool Congress’ Mriganko Mahato is the sitting member of Parliament from the Purulia parliamentary constituency in West Bengal.
Mriganko Mahato won the 2014 Lok Sabha election against the All India Forward Bloc’s Narhari Mahato to unseat the Left party’s domination on the Purulia seat. The Forward Bloc dominated the seat since 1977.
Mriganko Mahato will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 once again from the Purulia seat in Purulia district of the eastern state known for the Chhau dance form.
Purulia will vote on May 12 in the Lok Sabha election 2019. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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Here are some facts about the Purulia Lok Sabha seat:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Purulia
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Dr Mriganka Mahato (Trinamool), Nepal Mahato (Congress), Narhari Mahato (Forward Bloc), Bikash Banerjee (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Mriganko Mahato, Trinamool
Winning margin in 2014: 153,877
Runner up name, party: Narhari Mahato, Forward Bloc
Number of voters in 2014: 1,204,675
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.84%
Number of women voters in 2014: 707,175
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,857