Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1967-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali)
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,600,293[1]
Assembly Constituencies Haripal
Tarakeswar
Pursurah
Arambag (SC)
Goghat (SC)
Khanakul
Chandrakona (SC)

Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Arambagh in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Hooghly district one segment is in Paschim Medinipur district. The seat was earlier an open seat but from 2009 it was reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview[edit]

In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls Anil Basu of CPI(M) won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 592,502 votes, which remains the highest ever victory margin in Lok Saba polls in the country.[2]Narendra Modi of BJP won the Vadodara seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by 570,128 votes.[3][4]

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 29 Arambag, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following assembly segments:[5]

Prior to delimitation Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[6]Tarakeswar (assembly constituency no. 185), Pursurah (assembly constituency no. 192), Khanakul (SC) (assembly constituency no. 193), Arambagh (assembly constituency no. 194), Goghat (SC) (assembly constituency no. 195), Chandrakona (assembly constituency no. 196), Ghatal (SC) (assembly constituency no. 197)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Arambagh A.Bose All India Forward Bloc[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Bejoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Tenth 1991-96 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Sakti Mohan Malik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali) All India Trinamool Congress[19]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Arambagh[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali) 748764
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 401919
BJP Madhusudan Bag 158480
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 27872
JDP Ganesh Bag 7062
Turnout 1,361,934[1] 85.11
AITMC gain from CPI(M) Swing


e • d Indian general election, 2014
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 34 Increase15 39.3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 2 Decrease7 22.7
Communist Party of India 0 Decrease2 2.3
Revolutionary Socialist Party 0 Decrease2 2.4
Forward Bloc 0 Decrease2 2.1
Indian National Congress 4 Decrease2 9.6
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 Increase1 16.8
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 0 Decrease1 0.7

Source: Party-wise trends in General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014
List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Arambagh.[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 630,254
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 428,696
BJP Murari Bera 57,903
BSP Parimal Biswas 24,762
JDP Subir Kumar Majhi 21,722
Turnout 1,163,337 84.58
CPI(M) hold Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha
Statewise seats won and vote percentage - Lok Sabha 2009


General elections 1967-2009[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1967 A.Bose All India Forward Bloc S. Choudhury Indian National Congress[7]
1971 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Santi Mohan Ray Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal Santi Mohan Roy Indian National Congress[9]
1980 Bijoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prafulla Chandra Sen Janata Party[10]
1984 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gopal Das Nag Indian National Congress[11]
1989 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[12]
1991 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[13]
1996 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Monoranjan Hazra Indian National Congress[14]
1998 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[15]
1999 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[16]
2004 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Swapan Kumar Nandi Bharatiya Janata Party[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha polls: CPM’s Anil Basu holds record for highest victory margin". The Times of India, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elections 2014 Results: Narendra Modi wins Vadodara Lok Sabha seat by over 5.70 lakh votes". The Economic Times, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Modi’s Vadodara Victory Margin Not Highest Ever". The New Indian Express, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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