Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 2009-present
Reservation None
Current MP Mamtaz Sanghamita
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,583,498[1]
Assembly Constituencies Bardhaman Dakshin
Bardhaman Uttar (SC)
Monteswar
Bhatar
Galsi (SC)
Durgapur Purba
Durgapur Paschim

Bardhaman Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency is located in Bardhaman district in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Bardhaman district.

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Burdwan (Lok Sabha constituency), Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency) and Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) eased to exist from 2009 and new constituencies came into being: Bardhaman Purba (Lok Sabha constituency) and Bardhaman Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Overview[edit]

Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) is a new constituency that includes both the Bardhaman and Durgapur cities and the intermediate villages. In a pre-poll feature about the constituency, The Statesman wrote, “Shibnath Ghosh, a 55-year-old farmer of Belkash village, says, ‘I want the Left Front to be removed from power at the earliest as their sons and family members grab every facility, employment and trade all across the region.’ … Shibnath’s locality has witnessed a change in the guard after the Assembly and the panchayat polls, after the storm of ‘parivartan’ but still remains gasping for a ‘real wind of change’… 'Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, we have new zamindars in the villages, especially the ‘Red Trinamul’ cadres and they dictate the terms leaving us in absolute jeopardy.'[3]

“The Lok Sabha constituency has 15.81 lakh voters, 72 per cent of which comprise rural voters and 7.61 lakh female voters - the highest in the district…The state’s rice bowl also houses uncountable ailing industries…Nearly 1.5 lakh persons have lost their jobs due to retrenchment caused by the collapse of industries.”[3]

Assembly segments[edit]

Bardhaman Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) (parliamentary constituency no. 39) is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fifteenth 2009-14 Bardhaman-Durgapur Saidul Haque Communist Party of India (Marxist) [4]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita All India Trinamool Congress[5]

For Members of Parliament from this area in previous years see Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency), Burdwan (Lok Sabha constituency) and Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency).

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Bardhaman-Durgapur[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita 554521 41.65%
CPI(M) Saidul Haque 447190 33.59%
BJP Deboshree Chowdhury 237205 17.81%
INC Pradip Agasthi 44355 3.33%
BSP Md. Harun 11862
SUCI(C) Sunil Kumar Purkait 7574
BMP Dr. Dhanapati Das 6665
Independent Saradamoni Samanta 4984
Turnout 1,331,242[1] 84.07
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: Bardhaman Durgapur[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI(M) Saidul Haque 573399
INC Nargis Begam 465,162
BJP Syed Ali Afzal Chand 50,081
Independent Shyamali Roy Chowdhury 13,316
AUDF Madhu Sudan Shet 13,018
BSP Shiba Pada Biswas 9,627
RDMP Suman Sarkar 5,826
SP Ashoke Taru Mallick 5,099
Turnout 1,135,028 83.87
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


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b Sidiqui, Kanchan. "People complain of ailing industries, retrenchments and closed CPSUs". The Statesman, 29 April 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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