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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Mimi Chakraborty’s star power help Trinamool win Jadavpur

Once dominated by the Left, the Trinamool Congress captured the seat for the first time in 1998 Lok Sabha election.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:37 IST
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Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat is one of the 42 constituencies in West Bengal and was formed before the parliamentary election in 1977.

Once dominated by the Left, the Trinamool Congress captured the seat for the first time in 1998 Lok Sabha election. Trinamool’s Krishna Bose won against the Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Malini Bhattacharya by more than 98,000 votes.

Bose continued to win till 2004 when Sujan Chakraborty of the CPI(M) took the Jadavpur seat for one term. The Trinamool has held the Jadavpur parliamentary constituency since 2009 as Kabir Suman won that year and the Sugata Bose in the next Lok Sabha election in 2014.

This year, the ruling party in West Bengal has nominated Bengali actor Mimi Chakraborty from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat.

Voting in the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.

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Here are some of the facts about the seat in the southern neighbourhood of Kolkata, which has Jadavpur University:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Jadavpur

Date of voting: May 19

2019 candidates: Mimi Chakraborty (Trinamool), Anupam Hazra (BJP), Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya (CPI-M)

Sitting MP, party: Sugata Bose, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 125,203

Runner up name, party: Sujan Chakraborty, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,272,362

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 79.73%

Number of women voters in 2014: 784,305

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,959

First Published: Mar 26, 2019 17:45 IST