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.Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:39 IST
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.
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