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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.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 30, 2019 15:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Voters rush a booth in Gautamdhara village under Angara block during polling for the Silli assembly constituency by election in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 28, 2018.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
         

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.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 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

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 18:29 IST