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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: All about West Bengal’s Burdwan Durgapur seat

The Burdwan Durgapur Lok Sabha seat is currently held by the Trinamool Congress.

constituency-watch Updated: Mar 17, 2019 13:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Burdwan Durgapur Lok Sabha seat is currently held by the Trinamool Congress.
The Burdwan Durgapur Lok Sabha seat is currently held by the Trinamool Congress. (HT file photo)
         

Trinamool Congress holds the Burdwan Durgapur Lok Sabha seat, which was formed after the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies in 2008.

Mamtaz Sanghamita wrested Burdwan Durgapur after defeating Saidul Haque of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Haque had won the last general election held in 2009.

Read: All about West Bengal

The ruling party is the eastern state has fielded Mamtaz Sanghamita again for the Lok Sabha election 2019 in the parliamentary constituency number 39 in the state.

Voting will be held on April 29, the fourth phase of the seven-phase polls in the state, and counting on May 23.

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Burdwan Durgapur

Sitting MP, Party: Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 107,331

Runner up name, party: Saidul Haque, CPI(M)

Number of voters in 2014: 1,331,242

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 84.07%

Number of women voters in 2014: 762,121

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,970

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 10:34 IST