Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency)
|Current MP||Mamtaz Sanghamita|
|Assembly Constituencies||Bardhaman Dakshin
Bardhaman Uttar (SC)
Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) (Bengali: বর্ধমান-দুর্গাপুর লোকসভা কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency is spread across Paschim Bardhaman district and Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 39 Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Paschim Bardhaman district and Purba Bardhaman district.
As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Burdwan (Lok Sabha constituency), Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency) and Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) eased to exist from 2009 and new constituencies came into being: Bardhaman Purba (Lok Sabha constituency) and Bardhaman Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).
Bardhaman-Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) is a new constituency that includes both the Bardhaman and Durgapur cities and the intermediate villages. In a pre-poll feature about the constituency, The Statesman wrote, “Shivnath Ghosh, a 55-year-old farmer of Belkash village, says, ‘I want the Left Front to be removed from power at the earliest as their sons and family members grab every facility, employment and trade all across the region.’ … Shivnath’s locality has witnessed a change in the guard after the Assembly and the panchayat polls, after the storm of ‘parivartan’ but still remains gasping for a ‘real wind of change’… 'Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, we have new zamindars in the villages, especially the ‘Red Trinamul’ cadres and they dictate the terms leaving us in absolute jeopardy.'
“The Lok Sabha constituency has 15.81 lakh voters, 72 per cent of which comprise rural voters and 7.61 lakh female voters - the highest in the district…The state’s rice bowl also houses uncountable ailing industries…Nearly 1.5 lakh persons have lost their jobs due to retrenchment caused by the collapse of industries.”
Bardhaman Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) (parliamentary constituency no. 39) is composed of the following assembly segments:
- Bardhaman Dakshin (assembly constituency no. 260)
- Bardhaman Uttar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 266)
- Monteswar (assembly constituency no. 263)
- Bhatar (assembly constituency no. 267)
- Galsi (SC) (assembly constituency no. 274)
- Durgapur Purba (assembly constituency no. 276)
- Durgapur Paschim (assembly constituency no. 277)
Members of Parliament
|2009||Saidul Haque||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2014||Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita||All India Trinamool Congress|
General election 2014
|Trinamool Congress||Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita||5,54,521||41.65||N/A|
|SUCI(C)||Sunil Kumar Purkait||7,574||0.56||N/A|
|BMP||Dr. Dhanapati Das||6,665||0.50||N/A|
|Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M)||Swing||+33.19|
|Party||Seats won||Seat change||Vote percentage|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||2||7||22.7|
|Communist Party of India||0||2||2.3|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||0||2||2.4|
|Indian National Congress||4||2||9.6|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||2||1||16.8|
|Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist)||0||1||0.7|
General election 2009
|BJP||Syed Ali Afzal Chand||50,081||4.41|
|Independent||Shyamali Roy Chowdhury||13,316||1.17|
|AUDF||Madhu Sudan Shet||13,018||1.14|
|BSP||Shiba Pada Biswas||9,627||0.84|
|SP||Ashoke Taru Mallick||5,099||0.44|
|CPI(M) win (new seat)|
- "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- Sidiqui, Kanchan. "People complain of ailing industries, retrenchments and closed CPSUs". The Statesman, 29 April 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016.