Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence

1951-1977

2009-present
Reservation None
Current MP Deepak Adhikari (Dev)
Party All India Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,610,489[1]
Assembly Constituencies Panskura Paschim
Sabang
Pingla
Debra
Daspur
Ghatal (SC)
Keshpur (SC)

Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency is based on Ghatal in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 32 Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Paschim Medinipur district, one segment is in Purba Medinipur district.

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency) ceased to exist; and a new Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) came into being.[2] The Ghatal constituency existed earlier from 1951 to 1977

Assembly segments[edit]

Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) (parliamentary constituency no. 32) is composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Ghatal Nikunja Behari Chowdhury Communist Party of India [4]
Second 1957-62 Nikunja Behari Maity Indian National Congress[5]
Third 1962-67 Sachindra Chaudhuri Indian National Congress[6]
Fourth 1967-71 Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress[7][8]
Fifth 1971-77 Jagadish Bhattachaya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Gurudas Dasgupta Communist Party of India[10]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Deepak Adhikari (Dev) All India Trinamool Congress[11]

For Members of Parliament from the area during the period 1977-2009 see Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency)

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Ghatal[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Deepak Adhikari (Dev) 685696
CPI Santosh Rana 424805
INC Manas Bhunia 122928
BJP Md. Alam 94842
SUCI(C) Anjan Jana 8080
Amra Bangalee Goutam Kouri 5547
Independent Gopal Mondal 4498
Jharkhand Anushilan Party Gopal Murmu 2154
RJSP Gobardhan Ghosh 1983
PDS Gangaram Sasmal 1758
Turnout 1,366,709[1] 84.86
AITMC gain from CPI 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: Ghatal[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI Gurudas Dasgupta 6,25,541 53.50
AITMC Nure Alam Chowdhury 4,78,523 40.92
BJP Matilal Khatua 34,997 2.99
BSP Narayan Chandra Samat 12,064 1.03
Indian Justice Party Liyakat Khan 9,355 0.80
JMM Arun Kumar Das 5,333 0.46
RDMP Ahitosh Maity 3,515 0.30
Majority 1,47,018 12.58
Turnout 11,69,934 86.35
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 1951-1971[edit]

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

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1951 Nikunja Behari Chowdhury CPI Maitreyee Basu Indian National Congress[4]
1957 Nikunja Behari Maity Indian National Congress Nikunja Behari Chwdhury Communist Party of India[5]
1962 Sachindra Chaudhuri Indian National Congress Manoranjan Roy Communist Party of India[6]
1967 Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress P.Kar Communist Party of India[7][8]
1971 Jagadish Bhattacharyya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission". Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Combined List of Members". First Lok Sabha to Thirteenth Lok Sabha. Parliament of India. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "General Election to the Lok Sabha Trends & Results 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "General Elections, 2009 (15th Lok Sabha) Constituency Wise Detailed Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 

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