Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool’s Prasun Banerjee will look to score a hattrick in Howrah
Howrah will vote on May 6, the fifth of the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election. The result will be declared on May 23.Updated: Apr 30, 2019, 15:18 IST
Howrah parliamentary constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal and is held by the ruling Trinamool Congress.
The Communist Party of India(Marxist) held the seat till 2009, when the Trinamool Congress’ Ambica Banerjee won against Left leader Swadesh Ranjan Chakraborty by 37,392 votes. Before that, the Trinamool had won the seat in 1998.
A by-poll was held in 2013 after Ambica Banerjee died and the election was won by his party colleague and footballer Prasun Banerjee. Prasun Banerjee defeated his nearest CPI(M) rival Sridip Bhattacharya by a margin of over 27,000 votes.
Prasun Banerjee won the next Lok Sabha election in 2014 once again against Sridip Bhattacharya. The footballer will recontest from the seat in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Howrah will vote on May 6, the fifth of the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election. The result will be declared on May 23.
Here are some facts of the Howrah seat in the district of the same name:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Howrah
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Prasun Banerjee (Trinamool) Rantidev Sen Gupta (BJP) Suvra Ghosh (Congress), Sumitra Adhikary (CPI-M)
Sitting MP, party: Prasun Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 196,956
Runner up name, party: Sridip Bhattacharya, CPI(M
Number of voters in 2014: 1,125,399
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 74.77%
Number of women voters in 2014: 702,446
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,814