Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Once a Left stronghold, Trinamool will aim to retain Krishnanagar in West Bengal

Voting will take place on April 29, on the fourth round of the seven-phase election, and counting on May 23.
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Actor-turned-politician and the Trinamool Congress leader Tapas Paul has held the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat, a former Left stronghold, in West Bengal since 2009.

Tapas Paul had defeated Jyotirmoyee Sikdar of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. And in the general election in 2014, Paul won against CPI(M)’s Shantanu Jha.

Before that, the Left party had dominated Krishnapur since 1971, only briefly losing to the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1999.

The ruling Trinamool Congress has nominated its Karimpur MLA Mahua Moitra to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election on the general seat.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Voting will take place on April 29, on the fourth round of the seven-phase election, and counting on May 23.

Here are some facts about Krishnanagar:

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Krishnanagar

Sitting MP, party: Tapas Paul, Trinamool

Winning margin in 2014: 71,255

Runner up name, party: Shantanu Jha, CPI(M)

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