Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool will look to retain Bardhaman Purba seat in West Bengal
Reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates, Bardhaman Purba is one of the 42 parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal’s Bankura district.
Sunil Kumar Mondol of the Trinamool Congress defeated Ishwar Chandra Das of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) from Bardhaman Purba, the Left bastion, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Mondal will once again contest from the Bardhaman Purba seat in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Anup Kumar of the CPI(M) had held the Lok Sabha seat number 38 till 2009, which has a Hindu population of more than 84%.
Polling in Bardhaman East will be held in the fourth phase of the seven-phased election in the state on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here are some facts about Bardhaman Purba Lok Sabha constituency:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bardhaman Purba
Sitting MP, Party: Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 114,379
Runner up name, party: Ishwar Chandra Das, CPI(M)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,320,922
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 86.21%
Number of women voters in 2014: 736,699
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,892