Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Dinesh Trivedi
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,287,222[1]
Assembly Constituencies Amdanga
Bijpur
Naihati
Bhatpara
Jagatdal
Noapara
Barrackpur

Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Barrackpore in West Bengal. All of the seven assembly segments of No. 15 Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency) are in North 24 Parganas district.

Overview[edit]

The Barrackpore constituency stretching from the north western edges of Kolkata metropolis in to the North 24-Parganas district is an industrial area with a difference - “the eastern bank of the Hooghly here, from Barrackpore to Shyamnagar, is an expanse of chimneys that pierce the sky like a cardiogram…Smoke billows from only one or two of them. The Empire Jute Mill is at work on occasional weeks. Loomtex Cotton is shut. Naihati Jute is shut. Gouripore Jute, shut. The ordnance factories, Ishapore Rifle and Metal & Steel, are coping with dwindling orders for guns and bombs but their workers at least have a modicum of government security. Bengal Enamel and Mahaluxmi Cotton, both in Palta, are forgotten, their land having been sold for apartment blocks. Dunbar Cotton has sold its real estate. Lakkhi Cotton does not exist, private residential high-rises having already been built on its land. To the north, the Kakinada Paper Mill is shut, as is the Meghni Mill. Workers of Barrackpore’s sick industries lead measly lives.” [2]

More than half of the voters are from the working class[2] and around 35% of them are Hindi-speaking.[3]

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 15 Barrackpur is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[4]

  • Amdanga (assembly constituency no. 102)
  • Bijpur (assembly constituency no. 103)
  • Naihati (assembly constituency no. 104)
  • Bhatpara (assembly constituency no. 105)
  • Jagatdal (assembly constituency no. 106)
  • Noapara (assembly constituency no. 107)
  • Barrackpur (assembly constituency no. 108)

In 2004, Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[5]Amdanga (assembly constituency no. 89), Bijpur (assembly constituency no. 128), Naihati (assembly constituency no. 129), Bhatpara (assembly constituency no. 130), Jagatdal (assembly constituency no. 131), Noapara (assembly constituency no. 132), Titagarh (assembly constituency no. 133)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Barrackpore Ramananda Das Indian National Congress [6]
Second 1957-62 Bimal Coomar Ghosh Praja Socialist Party [7]
Third 1962-67 Renu Chakravartty Communist Party of India [8]
Fourth 1967-71 Md. Ismail Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Fifth 1971-77 Md. Ismail Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Sixth 1977-80 Saugata Roy Indian National Congress[11]
Seventh 1980-84 Mahammad Ismail Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Eighth 1984-89 Debi Ghosal Indian National Congress[13]
Ninth 1989-91 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist) [14]
Tenth 1991-96 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Eleventh 1996-98 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Twelfth 1998-99 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Tarit Baran Topdar Communist Party of India (Marxist)[19]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Dinesh Trivedi Trinamool Congress[20]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Dinesh Trivedi Trinamool Congress[21]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Barrackpore[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dinesh Trivedi 479,206 45.59 -3.69
CPI(M) Subhashini Ali 272,433 25.92 -16.92
BJP Rumesh Kumar Handa 230,401 21.92 +18.36
INC Samrat Topadar 30,491 2.90 +2.90
BSP Tapash Sarkar 5458
Independent Dina Shankar Singh 5036
CPI(ML) Liberation Omprakash Rajbhar 4416
Independent Omprakash Shaw 3555
Independent Girish Chandra Singh 3132
SUCI(C) Pradip Chaudhuri 2200
CPI(ML) Red Star Sharmistha Choudhury 2036
AAP Mihir Biswas 1787
NOTA None of the above 10,979 1.04 ---
Majority 206,773 19.67% 13.23%
Turnout 1,051,130 81.86
AITMC hold 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: Barrackpore[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Dinesh Trivedi 4,28,699 49.28
CPI(M) Tarit Baran Topdar 3,72,675 42.84
BJP Prabhakar Tewari 30,970 3.56
BSP Ashok Sonkar 9,359 1.08
Independent Rabi Shankar Paul 7,111
Independent Binod Kumar Singh 5,169
CPI(ML) Liberation Subrata Sengupta 5,071
Independent Dharmendra Singh 4,720
Independent Dinesh Kumar Sharma 3,322
Independent Gopal Rout 2,872
Majority 56,024 6.44
Turnout 8,69,968[1] 80.46
AITMC gain from CPI(M) 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 1951-2004[edit]

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

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1951 159,207 43.58 Ramananda Das 51.24 Indian National Congress Debprasad Ghosh 18.89 Bharatiya Jan Sangh
1957 241747 56.18 Bimal Coomar Ghose 54.98 Praja Socialist Party Labonya Prova Dutta 36.35 Indian National Congress
1962 404,181 68.76 Renu Chakraborty 57.56 Communist Party of India Ram Dhari Singh 33.76 Indian National Congress
1967 424548 70.88 Md. Ismail 39.16 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Renu Chakrabarty 32.90 Communist Party of India
1971 522,103 68.65 Md. Ismail 56.29 Communist Party of India (Marxist) Renu Chakravarty 39.72 Communist Party of India
1977 470,020 72.23 Saugata Roy 64.60 INC Mahammad Ismail 33.78 CPI (M)
1980 482,46 68.94 Mahammad Ismail 56.72 CPI (M) Debi Ghosal 34.61 INC (I)
1984 617.10 79.30 Debi Ghosal 53.52 INC Mohammad Amin 44.64 CPI (M)
1989 733,760 78.84 Tarit Baran Topdar 50.56 CPI (M) Debi Ghosal 45.41 INC
1991 695,870 74.81 Tarit Baran Topdar 47.56 CPI (M) Debi Ghosal 38.78 INC
1996 825,300 81.53 Tarit Baran Topdar 49.54 CPI (M) Debi Ghosal 42.23 INC
1998 846,370 82.56 Tarit Baran Topdar 46.01 CPI (M) Tarun Adhikary 42.65 WBTC
1999 845,190 81.25 Tarit Baran Topdar 48.06 CPI (M) Jayanta Bhattacharya 43.15 AITC
2004 794,680 81.01 Tarit Baran Topdar 55.77 CPI (M) Arjun Singh 34.99 AITC

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee may buy peace with party on Barrackpore seat". The Times of India, 5 March 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
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  21. ^ 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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Coordinates: 22°46′N 88°22′E / 22.76°N 88.37°E / 22.76; 88.37