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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bengal’s Arambagh constituency was a CPI(M) citadel

A former pocket borough of the Communist Party of India(Marxist), the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat comprises seven legislative assembly segments and is in Hooghly district.

constituency watch Updated: Apr 29, 2019 16:21 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A former pocket borough of the Communist Party of India(Marxist), the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat comprises seven legislative assembly segments and is in Hooghly district. (HT file photo)

The Arambagh Lok Sabha seat is one of 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal and is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.

A former pocket borough of the Communist Party of India(Marxist), the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat comprises seven legislative assembly segments and is in Hooghly district.

Read: All you need to know about West Bengal

The CPI(M)’s Anil Basu won the seat seven times consecutively from 1984 to 2004. His party colleague Saktimohan Malik won the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. The Trinamool Congress’ Aparupa Poddar broke into the left party’s bastion in the 2014 election.

West Bengal will see polling on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 during all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election. Votes will be counted on May 23.

Here are a few details about the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Arambagh

Polling date: May 6

2019 candidates: Aparupa Poddar (Trinamool), Saktimohan Malik (CPI-M), Tapan Roy (BJP),

Sitting MP, party: Aparupa Poddar, Trinamool

Winning margin in 2014: 346,845

Runner up name, party: Saktimohan Malik, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,361,934

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85.11%

Number of women voters in 2014: 766,664

Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,053

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 16:21 IST