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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will look to win West Bengal’s Basirhat for the third time

Polling will be held in the general seat on the seventh and last phase of election on May 19. The counting of votes will be taken on May 23.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:05 IST
HT Correspondent
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Basirhat Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,XXX Profile,West Bengal General Elections 2019
Bihar, India – Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes during the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, outside a polling booth at Champanagar Tanti Bazar of Nathnagar, in Bihar, India on Monday, October 12, 2015. (HT Photo)

Basirhat parliamentary constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, which covers the district of North 24 Parganas.

The Trinamool Congress has held the seat since 2009, when its leader Nurul Islam won against Ajay Chakraborty of the Communist Party of India by more than 60,000 votes. The CPI was in control of the Basirhat seat since 1980.

In the next Lok Sabha election in 2014, Trinamool’s Idris Ali managed to keep the seat. Idris Ali defeated CPI’s Nurul Huda.

The Trinamool Congress has nominated actor Nusrat Jahan from Basirhat seat for the Lok Sabha election 2019.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Polling will be held in the general seat on the seventh and last phase of election on May 19. The counting of votes will be taken on May 23.

Here are some facts about Basirhat:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Basirhat

Date of polling: May 19

2019 candidates: Nusrat Jahan (trinamool), Sayantan Basu (BJP), Quazi Abdur Rahim (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Idris Ali, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 109,659

Runner up name, party: Nurul Huda, CPI

Number of voters in 2014: 1,273,771

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85.45%

Number of women voters in 2014: 712,828

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,822

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 18:05 IST

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