Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi aims to get third term from Barrackpore
Polling will be held during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.Updated: Apr 29, 2019, 14:47 IST
Once the bastion of the Communist Party of India(Marxist), the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat is one of the 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal.
Veteran Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi broke the CPI(M) hold over Barrackpore in 2009 when he beat the Left party’s candidate Tarit Baran Topdar by a little over 56,000 votes. Topdar had won the seat since 1989.
Dinesh Trivedi, the former railways minister, won again in the 2014 Lok Sabha election against Subhashini Ali of the CPI(M).
Trivedi will fight again from the Barrackpore seat in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Polling will be held during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 6. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are some facts you need to know about Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Barrackpore
Date of voting: May 6
2019 candidates: Dinesh Trivedi (Trinamool), Arjun Singh (BJP), Md Alam (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Dinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 206,773
Runner up name, party: Subhashini Ali, CPI(M)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,051,130
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81.66%
Number of women voters in 2014: 604,856
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,530