Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Balurghat
Existence1962-present
ReservationNone
Current MPDr. Sukanta Majumdar
PartyBJP
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,254,497[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesItahar
Kushmandi (SC)
Kumarganj
Balurghat
Tapan (ST)
Gangarampur (SC)
Harirampur

Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Balurghat in West Bengal. While six of the assembly segments of No. 6 Balurghat (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Dakshin Dinajpur district one assembly segment is in Uttar Dinajpur district. The seat was earlier reserved for scheduled castes but from 2009 it is an open seat.

Assembly segments[edit]

Parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal - 1. Cooch Behar, 2. Alipurduars, 3. Jalpaiguri, 4. Darjeeling, 5. Raiganj, 6. Balurghat, 7. Maldaha Uttar, 8. Maldaha Dakshin, 9. Jangipur, 10. Baharampur, 11. Murshidabad, 12. Krishnanagar, 13. Ranaghat, 14. Bangaon, 15. Barrackpore, 16. Dum Dum, 17. Barasat, 18. Basirhat, 19. Jaynagar, 20. Mathurapur, 21. Diamond Harbour, 22. Jadavpur, 23. Kolkata Dakshin, 24. Kolkata Uttar, 25. Howrah, 26. Uluberia, 27. Serampore, 28. Hooghly, 29. Arambagh, 30. Tamluk, 31, Kanthi, 32. Ghatal, 33. Jhargram, 34. Medinipur, 35. Purulia, 36. Bankura, 37. Bishnupur, 38. Bardhaman Purba, 39. Bardhaman Durgapur, 40. Asansol, 41. Bolpur, 42. Birbhum

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 6 Balurghat is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[2]

In 2004 Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Kaliaganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 32), Kushmandi (SC) (assembly constituency no. 33), Gangarampur (assembly constituency no. 35), Tapan (ST) (assembly constituency no. 36), Kumarganj (assembly constituency no. 37), Balurghat (assembly constituency no. 38), Gazole (ST) (assembly constituency no. 40)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 West Dinajpur Susil Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress[4]
Second 1957-62 Selku Mardi Indian National Congress[5]
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Balurghat Sarkar Murmu Communist Party of India[6]
Fourth 1967-71 J.N.Pramanick Indian National Congress[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Rasendranath Barman Indian National Congress[8]
Sixth 1977-80 Palash Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Palash Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Palash Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Palash Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[12]
Tenth 1991-96 Palash Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Prasanta Kumar Majumdar Revolutionary Socialist Party[18]
Sixteenth 2014-19 Arpita Ghosh Trinamool Congress[19]
Seventeenth 2019-incumbent Sukanta Majumdar Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

2019 Indian general election: Balurghat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sukanta Majumdar 5,39,317 45.02 +25.04
AITC Arpita Ghosh 5,06,024 42.24 +3.71
RSP Ranen Barman 72,990 6.09 -22.38
INC Abdus Sadeq Sarkar 36,783 3.07 -4.52
JMM Naran Tudu 6,387 0.53
Independent Muslima Khatun 4,950 0.41
Independent Bibhuti Tudu 4,719 0.39
Shiv Sena Ranjit Kumar Mohanta 3,300 0.28
BMP Ranendra Nath Mali 2,007 0.17
Kamtapur People's Party (United) Nubash Chandra Barman 1,763 0.15
SUCI(C) Biren Mahanta 1,526 0.13
CPI(ML) Red Star Manas Chakraborty 1,349 0.11
NOTA None of the above 13,414 1.12 +0.02
Majority 33,293 2.78 -7.28
Turnout 11,97,849 83.78
Registered electors 14,29,782
BJP gain from AITC Swing +10.67


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


General election 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Balurghat[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Arpita Ghosh 4,09,641 38.53 -5.26
RSP Bimalendu Sarkar 3,02,677 28.47 -15.91
BJP Bishwapriya Roychowdhury 2,23,014 20.98 +14.16
INC Om Prakash Mishra 80,715 7.59 +7.59
AIUDF Abdus Sadek Sarkar 10,547
Independent Shiben Sarkar 5,647
JDP Som Hemram 4,774
BSP Rajen Hansda 4,581
RJSP Sasti Chandra Sarkar 3,969
SUCI(C) Islam Nural 2,644
BMP Ranendranath Mali 1,687
NOTA None of the above 11,691 1.10 ---
Majority 1,06,964 10.06 -9.47
Turnout 10,63,053 84.74
AITC gain from RSP Swing


e • d 2014 Indian general election
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: Balurghat[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
RSP Prasanta Kumar Majumdar 388,444 44.38
AITC Biplab Mitra 383,339 43.79
BJP Subhash Chandra Barman 59,741 6.82
BSP Gobinda Hansda 13,977 1.60
AUDF Mridul Ghosh 10,460 1.19
Independent Samu Soren 8,182 0.93
JMM Chamru Oram 5,722 0.65
Independent Prahallad Barman 5,495 0.63
Turnout 875,360 86.65
RSP hold Swing

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 Susil Ranjan Chattopadhyay Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen Communist Party of India[4]
1957 Selku Mardi Indian National Congress
Chapala Kanta Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress Narendra Mohan Sen Communist Party of India[5]
1962 Sarkar Murmu Communist Party of India Selku Mardi Indian National Congress[6]
1967 J.N.Pramanick Indian National Congress D.P.Kanti Communist Party of India (Marxist)[7]
1971 Rasendranath Barman Indian National Congress Pijush Kanti Das Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1977 Palas Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Rasendra Nath Burman Indian National Congress[9]
1980 Palas Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Ranajit Sarkar Indian National Congress (I)[10]
1984 Palas Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Satyendra Nath Ray Indian National Congress[11]
1989 Palas Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Satyendra Nath Ray Indian National Congress[12]
1991 Palas Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Rasendra Nath Burman Indian National Congress[13]
1996 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Satyendra Nath Ray Indian National Congress[14]
1998 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Nani Gopal Roy Trinamool Congress[15]
1999 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Subhash Chandra Barman Bharatiya Janata Party[16]
2004 Ranen Barman Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) Manomohan Roy Bharatiya Janata Party[17]

Note: In 1951 and 1957 the contest was in the West Dinajpur constituency. From 1962, it was Balurghat constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). 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" (PDF). Volume III Details For Assembly Segments Of Parliamentary Constituencies. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
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  11. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  19. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 25°13′N 88°46′E / 25.22°N 88.77°E / 25.22; 88.77