Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: West Bengal’s Dum Dum will see Trinamool’s Saugata Roy try his luck again
Dum Dum parliamentary constituency, one of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, is in the North 24 Parganas district of the eastern state.
The sitting member of Parliament and Trinamool Congress’ Saugata Roy has won the Dum Dum seat for the first time in 2009. Saugata Roy had defeated CPI(M) leader Amitava Nandy by over 20,000 votes.
Saugata Roy was reelected to the Dum Dum parliamentary constituency in the 2014 general election after he beat Asim Kumar Dasgupta of the CPI(M). The former Union minister will contest again from the seat this year.
Voting in the Dum Dum parliamentary constituency will be held on the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19 and result will be declared on May 23.
Here are some facts about Dum Dum:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dum Dum
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Saugata Roy(Trinamool), Samik Bhattacharya (BJP), Saurav Saha (Congress), Nepaldeb Bhattacharya (CPI-M)
Sitting MP, party: Saugata Roy, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 154,934
Runner up name, party: Asim Kumar Dasgupta, CPI(M)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,132,644
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 80.56%
Number of women voters in 2014: 690,412
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,727