Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Arambagh
Existence 1967-present
Reservation Reserved for SC
Current MP Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali)
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,600,293[1]
Assembly Constituencies Haripal
Tarakeswar
Pursurah
Arambag (SC)
Goghat (SC)
Khanakul
Chandrakona (SC)

Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Arambagh in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 29 Arambagh (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Hooghly district one segment is in Paschim Medinipur district. The seat was earlier an open seat but from 2009 it was reserved for scheduled castes.

Overview[edit]

In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls Anil Basu of CPI(M) won the Arambagh seat by a margin of 592,502 votes, which remains the highest ever victory margin in Lok Saba polls in the country.[2]Narendra Modi of BJP won the Vadodara seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by 570,128 votes.[3][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. 29 Arambag, reserved for Scheduled castes (SC), is composed of the following assembly segments:[5]

Prior to delimitation Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[6]Tarakeswar (assembly constituency no. 185), Pursurah (assembly constituency no. 192), Khanakul (SC) (assembly constituency no. 193), Arambagh (assembly constituency no. 194), Goghat (SC) (assembly constituency no. 195), Chandrakona (assembly constituency no. 196), Ghatal (SC) (assembly constituency no. 197)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Arambagh A.Bose All India Forward Bloc[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Bejoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist)[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) [12]
Tenth 1991-96 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist)[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Sakti Mohan Malik Communist Party of India (Marxist)[18]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Aparupa Poddar (Afrin Ali) All India Trinamool Congress[19]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Arambagh[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Aparupa Poddar 7,48,764 55.70 N/A
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 4,01,919 29.51 -24.66
BJP Madhusudan Bag 1,58,480 11.63 +6.66
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 27,872 2.04 -34.81
JDP Ganesh Bag 7,062 0.51 -1.35
Majority 3,46,845 25.46 +8.14
Turnout 13,61,934 85.11 +0.53
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing +42.64


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: General Election to the Lok Sabha 2014 - State wise seats won & valid votes polled by political parties
General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha - Party wise seats won and votes polled


General election 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Arambagh.[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Sakti Mohan Malik 6,30,254 54.56 -22.99
INC Sambhu Nath Malik 4,28,696 36.85 +29.76
BJP Murari Bera 57,903 4.97 -10.78
BSP Parimal Biswas 24,762 2.12 N/A
JDP Subir Kumar Majhi 21,722 1.86 N/A
Majority 2,01,558 17.32 -44.09
Turnout 11,63,337 84.58 +3.34
CPI(M) hold Swing -22.99

General election 2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 7,44,464 77.16
BJP Swapan Kumar Nandi 1,51,962 15.75
INC Pradip Datta 68,414 7.09
Margin of victory 5,92,502 61.41
Turnout 9,64,840 81.24
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 503,920 53.98
BJP Dr. Chunilal Chakraborty 387,199 41.98
INC idris Ali 40,816 4.37
Independent Joy Krishna Bera 1,565 0.17
Margin of victory 1,16,721 12.40
Turnout 9,33,365 81.24
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1998[edit]

General Election, 1998: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 521,507 56.23
BJP Dr. Chunilal Chakraborty 334,207 35.50
INC Provat Kiran Chakrabarti 73,105 7.80
Margin of victory 1,87,300 19.9
Turnout 9,40,359 84.3
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1996[edit]

General Election, 1996: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 544,289 59.40
INC Monoranjan Hazra 317,956 34.80
BJP Gopi Nath Dey 42,779 4.70
Independent Nanu Ram Roy 6,276 0.70
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 2,394 0.30
Margin of victory 2,26,333 24.3
Turnout 9,31,653 87.3
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1991[edit]

General Election, 1991: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 448,318 55.60
INC Sk. Hasan Imam 300,046 37.70
BJP Dhruva Chakravarti 37,393 4.70
Independent Chandi Dutt 6,679 0.80
Doordarshi Party Bharashi Sharma 4,310 0.50
Margin of victory 1,48,272 18.3
Turnout 8,10,177 82.9
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1989[edit]

General Election, 1989: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 423,062 52.80
INC Sk. Hasan Imam 358,564 44.80
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 10,541 1.30
Independent Chandi Dutt 6,745 0.80
Doordarshi Party Bharashi Sharma 1,961 0.20
Margin of victory 64,498 7.9
Turnout 8,12,748 86.0
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1984[edit]

General Election, 1984: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Anil Basu 327,786 50.40
INC Gopal Das Nag 313,626 47.60
Amra Bangalee Nikunja Jana 4,756 0.70
Independent Nepal Chandra Bhaumik 3,160 0.50
Independent Yogendra Singh 584 0.10
Margin of victory 14,160 2.1
Turnout 6,59,108 85.8
CPI(M) hold Swing

General election 1980[edit]

General Election, 1980: Arambagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) Bejoy Krishna Modak 285,633 53.35
Janata Party Prafulla Chandra Sen 242,642 47.60
JNP(S) Arun Maji 5,581 1.00
Independent Lutful Goyesh Khan 1,265 0.20
Independent Panchanan Ghosh 1,167 0.20
Margin of victory 42,991 7.9
Turnout 5,44,644 80.3
CPI(M) gain from BLD Swing

General elections 1967-2009[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
1967 A.Bose All India Forward Bloc S. Choudhury Indian National Congress[7]
1971 Manoranjan Hazra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Santi Mohan Ray Indian National Congress[8]
1977 Prafulla Chandra Sen Bharatiya Lok Dal Santi Mohan Roy Indian National Congress[9]
1980 Bijoy Krishna Modak Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prafulla Chandra Sen Janata Party[10]
1984 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gopal Das Nag Indian National Congress[11]
1989 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[12]
1991 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sheikh Hasan Imam Indian National Congress[13]
1996 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Monoranjan Hazra Indian National Congress[14]
1998 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[15]
1999 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Chunilal Chakraborty Bharatiya Janata Party[16]
2004 Anil Basu Communist Party of India (Marxist) Swapan Kumar Nandi Bharatiya Janata Party[17]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Lok Sabha polls: CPM's Anil Basu holds record for highest victory margin". The Times of India, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elections 2014 Results: Narendra Modi wins Vadodara Lok Sabha seat by over 5.70 lakh votes". The Economic Times, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Modi's Vadodara Victory Margin Not Highest Ever". The New Indian Express, 16 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
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  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
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  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
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  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 

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