Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Left bastion of West Bengal’s Asansol is held by BJP
The Asansol parliamentary constituency was one of the two seats won by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
The BJP’s Babul Supriyo defeated Dola Sen of the Trinamool Congress in Asansol, the parliamentary constituency number 40. Supriyo is the minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises in the NDA government.
This time, the ruling party in the state has nominated actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen to contest from the Asansol seat, located in the second largest city of the same name after Kolkata. It was once dominated by the Communist Party of India(Marxist).
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Voting will be held in Asansol, known for its steel and coal industries, on April 29 in the fourth phase of the seven-phase polls in the state, and counting on May 23.
Here are some facts about Asansol seat ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Asansol
Date of voting: April 29
2019 candidates: Babul Supriyo (BJP), Moon Moon Sen (Trinamool), Gouranga Chatterjee(CPI-M) , Biswarup Mondal (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Babul Supriyo, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 70,480
Runner up name, party: Dola Sen, Trinamool Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,142,395
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77.73%
Number of women voters in 2014: 677,788
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,813