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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will aim to win former Left bastion of Hooghly

Polling will be held in Hooghly Lok Sabha seat on May 6 during the fifth round of the seven-phased election. The votes will be counted on May 23.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 30, 2019 15:14 IST

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Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
         

One of the 42 Lok Sabha seats, Hooghly parliamentary constituency had remained a Left stronghold till the Trinamool Congress won it in the 2009 general election.

Rupchand Pal, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and a six-time member of Parliament, was defeated by Trinamool’s Dr Ratna De in the Lok Sabha election 2009. Ratna De defeated Pal by a margin of 81,523 votes.

Dr Ratna De won the seat again in 2014 Lok Sabha election against CPI(M)’s Pradip Saha. The Trinamool Congress has entrusted her with the task of winning the Hooghly Lok Sabha again in Lok Sabha election 2019.

Polling will be held in Hooghly Lok Sabha seat on May 6 during the fifth round of the seven-phased election. The votes will be counted on May 23.

Here are some facts about Hooghly:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Hooghly

Polling date: May 6

2019 candidates: Ratna De Nag (Trinmaool) Locket chaterjee (BJP) Pratul Saha (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Dr Ratna De, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 189,084

Runner up name, party: Pradip Saha, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,348,870

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 82.75%

Number of women voters in 2014: 793,458

Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,019

First Published: Mar 26, 2019 17:35 IST