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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: West Bengal’s Dum Dum will see Trinamool’s Saugata Roy try his luck again

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.

constituency-watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
         

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.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

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