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.Updated: Apr 30, 2019, 15:14 IST
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