Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Abhishek Banerjee
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,555,914[1]
Assembly Constituencies Diamond Harbour
Falta
Satgachia
Bishnupur (SC)
Maheshtala
Budge Budge
Metiaburuz

Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Diamond Harbour in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 21 Diamond Harbour (Lok Sabha constituency) are in South 24 Parganas district.

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 21 Diamond Harbour is composed of the following segments from 2009:[2]

In 2004 Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Bishnupur West (assembly constituency no. 111), Garden Reach (assembly constituency no. 114), Maheshtala (assembly constituency no. 115), Budge Budge (assembly constituency no. 116), Satgachia (assembly constituency no. 117), Falta (assembly constituency no. 118), Diamond Harbour (assembly constituency no. 119).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Diamond Harbour Kamal Basu Communist Party of India [4]
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress [4]
Second 1957-62 Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Indian National Congress[5]
Kansari Halder Communist Party of India[5]
Third 1962-67 Sudhansu Bhusan Das Indian National Congress [6]
Fourth 1967-71 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Jyotirmoy Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Tenth 1991-96 Amal Dutta Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Samik Lahiri Communist Party of India (Marxist) [17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Somendra Nath Mitra All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Abhishek Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[19]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Diamond Harbour[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Abhishek Banerjee 508,481 40.31 -13.25
CPI(M) Dr. Abul Hasnat 437,183 34.66 -4.51
BJP Abhijit Das 200,858 15.92 +12.36
INC Md. Qamaruzzaman Qamar 63,047 5.00 +5.00
Independent Sudip Kumar Saha 8740
Independent Sougata Ghosh 6634
Independent Sailen Sadhukhan 6633
Independent Bechu Mondal 3607
WPI Nazma Yasmeen 3272
BSP Dilip Kumar Mondal 2892
SUCI(C) Ajay Ghosh 2529
IUML Jaynal Abedin Mondal 1856
Independent Bijan Majumder 1348
PDS Samir Putatunda 1322
RJP Habibur Rahman Molla 1260
Independent Alok Sen 977
NOTA None of the above 10,657 0.84 ---
Majority 71,298 5.65 -8.74
Turnout 1,261,296[1] 81.06
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: Diamond Harbour[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Somendra Nath Mitra 564,612 53.56
CPI(M) Samik Lahiri 412,923 31.70
BJP Abhijit Das 37,542 2.88
Independent Mainuddin Chisty 9,966 0.77
SP Sk Nasiruddin 7,486 0.57
NCP Harunal Rashid Kaji 7,187 0.55
BSP R.N. Chaudhury 4,989 0.38
Independent Debajyoti Sengupta 4,282 0.32
ABP Shyamal Mondal 2,664 0.20
Independent Bechu Mondal 2,535 0.19
Turnout 1,054,112 80.94
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]

Diamond Harbour was a double-member constituency in 1951 and 1957. Since then it is a single-member constituency. Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Party Candidate Party
1951 Kamal Basu CPI
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Congress Mahabir Prosad Congress[4]
1957 Kansari Halder CPI
Purnendu Sekhar Naskar Congress Kamal Basu CPI[5]
1962 Sudhansu Bhusan Das Congress Kamal Basu CPI [6]
1967 Jyotirmoy Basu CPI(M) S.B.Das Congress[7]
1971 Jyotirmoy Basu CPI(M) Amar Prosad Bandopadhyay Congress[8]
1977 Jyotirmoy Basu CPI(M) Biren Mahanti Congress[9]
1980 Jyotirmoy Basu CPI(M) A K M Ishaque Congress[10]
1984 Amal Datta CPI(M) Sudhendu Mundle Congress[11]
1989 Amal Datta CPI(M) Maya Ghosh Congress[12]
1991 Amal Datta CPI(M) Maya Ghosh Congress[13]
1996 Samik Lahiri CPI(M) Amjad Ali Sardar Congress[14]
1998 Samik Lahiri CPI(M) Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar Trinamool Congress[15]
1999 Samik Lahiri CPI(M) Amjad Ali Sardar Trinamool Congress[16]
2004 Samik Lahiri CPI(M) Saugata Roy Trinamool Congress[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. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha". Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  19. ^ 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°12′N 88°12′E / 22.2°N 88.2°E / 22.2; 88.2