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.Updated: May 16, 2019 10:05 IST
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.
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