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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool ended RSP’s hold over West Bengal’s Balurghat in 2014

Trinamool Congress’ Arpita Ghosh defeated RSP’s Prasanta Kumar Majumdar in 2014 Lok Sabha election to break the Left party’s hold over West Bengal’s Balurghat parliamentary constituency.

constituency watch Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:39 IST
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Arpita Ghosh will contest once again in the Lok Sabha election 2019 on a Trinamool ticket.(AP)

Trinamool Congress’ Arpita Ghosh defeated RSP’s Prasanta Kumar Majumdar in 2014 Lok Sabha election to break the Left party’s hold over West Bengal’s Balurghat parliamentary constituency.

The Revolutionary Socialist Party had held the seat, reserved for members of Scheduled Caste communities till 2009, from 1977. Palash Burman won the Lok Sabha election that year after defeating Congress’ Rasendranath Barman to continue till 1996 when his party colleague Ranen Burman won the seat.

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Arpita Ghosh will contest once again in the Lok Sabha election 2019 on a Trinamool ticket.

Balurghat will vote on April 23, the third of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election. The result will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about Balurghat:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Balurghat

Sitting MP, party: Arpita Ghosh, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 106,964

Runner up name, party: Bimalendu Sarkar, RSP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,063,053

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 84.74%

Number of women voters in 2014: 600,649

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,487

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 10:39 IST