Bardhaman–Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence2009-present
Current MPS.S. Ahluwalia
Elected Year2019
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,583,498[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesBardhaman Dakshin
Bardhaman Uttar (SC)
Monteswar
Bhatar
Galsi (SC)
Durgapur Purba
Durgapur Paschim

Bardhaman–Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) 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) ceased to exist from 2009 and new constituencies came into being: Bardhaman Purba (Lok Sabha constituency) and Bardhaman–Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

Overview[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. Hoghly, 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

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.'[3]

"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."[3]

Assembly segments[edit]

Bardhaman–Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) (parliamentary constituency no. 39) is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2009 Saidul Haque[4] Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2014 Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita[5] All India Trinamool Congress
2019 S. S. Ahluwalia[6] Bharatiya Janata Party

For Members of Parliament from this area in previous years see Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency), Burdwan (Lok Sabha constituency) and Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency).

Election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

2019 Indian general election: Bardhaman-Durgapur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP S. S. Ahluwalia 5,98,376 41.76 +23.95
AITC Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita 5,95,937 41.59 -0.06
CPI (M) Abhas Roy Chowdhury 1,61,329 11.26 -22.33
INC Ranajit Mukherjee 38,516 2.69 -0.64
BSP Ramkrishna Malik (Dev) 13,766 0.96 +0.07
SUCI(C) Sucheta Kundu (Banerjee) 6,543 0.46 -0.10
NOTA None of the above 18,540 1.29
Majority 2,839 0.17
Turnout 14,33,007 82.71 -1.36
Registered electors 17,32,431
BJP gain from AITC Swing +12.01


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: Bardhaman–Durgapur[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamita 5,54,521 41.65 N/A
CPI (M) Saidul Haque 4,47,190 33.59 -16.92
BJP Deboshree Chowdhury 2,37,205 17.81 +13.40
INC Pradip Agasthi 44,355 3.33 -37.65
BSP Md. Harun 11,862 0.89 +0.05
SUCI(C) Sunil Kumar Purkait 7,574 0.56 N/A
BMP Dr. Dhanapati Das 6,665 0.50 N/A
Independent Saradamoni Samanta 4,984 0.37 N/A
Majority 1,07,331 8.06 -1.47
Turnout 13,31,242 84.07 +0.20
AITC gain from CPI (M) Swing +33.19


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]

2009 Indian general elections: Bardhaman- Durgapur[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Saidul Haque 5,73,399 50.52
INC Nargis Begam 4,65,162 40.98
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
RDMP Suman Sarkar 5,826 0.46
SP Ashoke Taru Mallick 5,099 0.44
Majority 1,08,237 9.53
Turnout 11,35,028 83.87
CPI (M) win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  3. ^ a b Sidiqui, Kanchan (29 April 2014). "People complain of ailing industries, retrenchments and closed CPSUs". The Statesman. Archived from the original on 30 April 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Bardhaman Durgapur". West Bengal. News 18. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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