Sreerampur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Sreerampur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Kalyan Banerjee
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,624,038[1]
Assembly Constituencies Jagatballavpur
Domjur
Uttarpara
Sreerampur
Champdani
Chanditala
Jangipara

Serampore (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Serampore in West Bengal. While five assembly segments of No. 27 Serampore (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Hooghly district two are in Howrah district.

Overview[edit]

Sreerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) is basically an industrial constituency with an agricultural hinterland. The Howrah-Hooghly industrial belt, spread on the west bank of the Hooghly river covers the Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency), Hooghly (Lok Sabha constituency) and Sreerampur constituency. According to Hindustan Times, in 2011,: “For the workers of Dunlop tyre plant at Sahagunj, the 2006 and the 2011 assembly polls are in sharp contrast.

“In 2006, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had inaugurated the reopening of the once-glorious plant and claimed it as a success of the government. He promised that the workers would, henceforth, not have to worry about the future. Cut to the present and in 2011, Bhattacharjee is nowhere near to be seen.

“Instead, with the gradual demise of the plant, it was the turn of Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee to choose the factory entrance on GT Road as the venue of her campaign rally for Saptagram assembly constituency.

“The disappointment over Bhattacharjee’s industrialisation drive is so much among the Dunlop workers that, in 2010 civic polls, Sunil Malakar, a Save-Dunlop Citizen’s Committee leader who was terminated by the management on disciplinary grounds, defeated the incumbent civic chairman of Hooghly-Chinsurah municipality by a big margin. “No one buys the CPI(M)’s promises of bringing industries. We have seen them for years and now it is time to see if Banerjee manages to do something,” said Chandra Prakash Yadav, who settled in Sahagunj from Bihar about a decade ago and is now a voter of the Saptagram constituency.

“But the sentiments over Dunlop are just the tip of the iceberg! The entire jute industry, with eight mills in Hooghly, is sick and the state government seems helpless in finding any remedy for it, earning criticism from all trade unions, except CPI(M)’s workers’ wing, Citu.

“From Tribeni in north to Hind Motor in south, by the bank of Hooghly and sprawled over six Assembly constituencies—Saptagram, Chinsurah, Chandernagore, Champdani, Serampore and Uttarpara—exists the Hooghly industrial belt, now seeking oxygen.

“Two fertiliser units, one food processing unit, two cotton mills, one steel plant and many other small and medium scale units have closed down over the years.” [2]

The seven assembly constituencies mentioned above are spread across Sreerampur and Hooghly parliamentary constituencies . The most significant change in the industrial scenario since 2011 is that Hindustan Motors shut down its Hindmotor plant in May 2014. It is in Sreerampur parliamentary constituency. [3]

According to The Hindu, Sreerampur and Howrah constituencies have more than 25 % non-Bengali voters with their roots in Rajasthan, Bihar or Uttar Pradesh.[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. 27 Sreerampur is composed of the following segments:[5]

Prior to delimitation Serampore Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[6]Jagatballavpur (assembly constituency no. 167), Panchla (assembly constituency no. 168), Jangipara (assembly constituency no. 177), Chanditala (assembly constituency no. 178), Uttarpara (assembly constituency no. 179), Serampore (assembly constituency no. 180), Champdani (assembly constituency no. 181)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Sreerampur Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyay Communist Party of India [7]
Second 1957-62 Jitendra Nath Lahiri Indian National Congress[8]
Third 1962-67 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India [9]
Fourth 1967-71 B.Ghosh Indian National Congress[10]
Fifth 1971-77 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Sixth 1977-80 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Seventh 1980-84 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eighth 1984-89 Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress[14]
Ninth 1989-91 Sudarsan Roy Choudhury Communist Party of India (Marxist) [15]
Tenth 1991-96 Sudarsan Roy Choudhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Eleventh 1996-98 Padip Bhattacharya Indian National Congress[17]
Twelfth 1998-99 Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress[19]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Santasri Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[20]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Kalyan Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[21]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Kalyan Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[22]

Election results[edit]

General elections 1951-2004[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
1951 Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyaya Communist Party of India Sachindra Chaudhuri Indian National Congress[7]
1957 Jitendra Nath Lahiri Indian National Congress Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyaya Communist Party of India[8]
1962 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India Jitendra Nath Lahiri Indian National Congress[9]
1967 B.Ghosh Indian National Congress Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
1971 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jadu Gopal Sen Communist Party of India[11]
1977 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jadu Gopal Sen Communist Party of India[12]
1980 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gopal Das Nag Indian National Congress (I)[13]
1984 Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress Ajit Bag Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
1989 Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist) Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress[15]
1991 Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist) Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress[16]
1996 Pradip Bhattacharya Indian National Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
1998 Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]
1999 Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)[19]
2004 Santasri Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress[20]

General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Sreerampur[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Kalyan Banerjee 569,725
CPI(M) Santasri Chatterjee 432,535
BJP Debabrata Chowdhury 38,476
Independent Sekh Soleman 14,252
AUDF Pradip Ghosh 11,803
BSP Rakesh Kumar Gautam 7,245
Independent Amitava Bhattacharya 3,758
Independent Chiranjit Naskar 3,648
Turnout 10,81,402 77.49
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 election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Sreerampur[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AITMC Kalyan Banerjee 5,14,933
CPI(M) Tirthankar Roy 3,62,407
BJP Bappi Lahiri 2,87,712
INC Abdul Mannan 86,099
Independent Dr. Somnath Ghosh 6613
Independent Raju Dey Sarkar 4277
Indian Unity Centre Nasiruddin Mir 4240
WPI Manasa Sen 3406
SUCI(C) Md. Shahnawaz 2698
Independent Kailash Naskar 2674
Majority 1,52,526
Turnout 1,290,433[1] 79.46
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


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Industrial belt seeks makeover". Hindustan Times, 3 May 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hindustan Motors suspends production of iconic Ambassador plant". The Economic Times, 25 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Non-Bengali voters could prove crucial in final phase". The Hindu, 11 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18". Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. 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. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
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  22. ^ 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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