Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Trinamool Congress keep Medinipur?
The Medinipur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal was the stronghold of the Communist Party of India (CPI) until 2014 when the Trinamool Congress took over.
Sandhya Roy of the ruling Trinamool defeated the CPI’s Probodh Panda, who had represented the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat since 2001, in the general election in 2014. Before Panda, the CPI has held the Medinipur general seat since1980.
This year, the Trinamool has nominated Manas Bhunia to contest the Lok Sabha election.
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Here are some facts about the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Medinipur
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Dr Manas Bhunia (Trinamool0, Dilip Ghosh (BJP), Sambhunath Chatterjee (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Sandhya Roy, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 185,128
Runner up name, party: Probodh Panda, CPI
Number of voters in 2014: 1,260,032
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 84.02%
Number of women voters in 2014: 729,310
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,914