Basirhat (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Basirhat
Existence 1951-present
Reservation None
Current MP Idris Ali
Party Trinamool Congress
Elected Year 2014
State West Bengal
Total Electors 1,490,596[1]
Assembly Constituencies Baduria
Haroa
Minakhan (SC)
Sandeshkhali (ST)
Basirhat Dakshin
Basirhat Uttar
Hingalganj (SC)

Basirhat (Lok Sabha constituency) (Bengali: বসিরহাট লোকসভা কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Basirhat in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 18 Basirhat (Lok Sabha constituency) are in North 24 Parganas district.

Overview[edit]

According to The Hindustan Times, Basirhat and Bangaon have the most porous stretch of West Bengal’s 2,217 km border with Bangladesh.[2]The Indian Express estimates the proportion of Muslims in Basirhat’s electorate at 54%.[3]

Assembly segments[edit]

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 18 Basirhat is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[4]

In 2004 Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[5]Swarupnagar (assembly constituency no. 93), Baduria (assembly constituency no. 94), Basirhat (assembly constituency no. 95), Hasnabad (assembly constituency no. 96), Haroa (SC) (assembly constituency no. 97), Hingalganj (SC) (assembly constituency no. 99), Bhangar (assembly constituency no. 107)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Basirhat Renu Chakravartty Communist Party of India[6]
Patiram Roy Indian National Congress [6]
Second 1957-62 Renu Chakravartty Communist Party of India[7]
Pareshnath Kayal Indian National Congress [7]
Third 1962-67 Humayun Kabir Indian National Congress [8]
Fourth 1967-69 Humayun Kabir Bangla Congress[9]
1970-72 Sardar Amjad Ali Bangla Congress [10]
Fifth 1971-77 A.K.M.Ishaque Indian National Congress[11]
Sixth 1977-80 Alhaj M.A.Hannan Bharatiya Lok Dal[12]
Seventh 1980-84 Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[13]
Eighth 1984-89 Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India[14]
Ninth 1989-91 Manoranjan Sur Communist Party of India [15]
Tenth 1991-96 Manoranjan Sur Communist Party of India[16]
Eleventh 1996-98 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India [17]
Twelfth 1998-99 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India[18]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India[19]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India [20]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Haji Nurul Islam Trinamool Congress[21]
Sixteenth 2014-incumbent Idris Ali Trinamool Congress[22]

Election results[edit]

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Basirhat[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Idris Ali 492,326 38.65 -7.55
CPI Nurul Hooda 382,667 30.04 -10.34
BJP Samik Bhattacharya 233,887 18.36 +11.81
INC Abdur Rahim Kazi 102,137 8.02 N/A
AIUDF Siddiqullah Chowdhury 25,178 1.97 -2.01
Independent Ranjit Gayen 8,088 0.63 -0.70
BSP Gopal Das 7,016 0.55 -0.18
SUCI(C) Ajay Kumar Bain 6,532 0.51 N/A
Independent Md. Hafiz 5,976 0.46 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 9,971 0.78 N/A
Majority 109,659 8.61 +2.89
Turnout 1,273,771 85.45 -1.17
Trinamool Congress hold Swing -7.55


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: Basirhat[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Trinamool Congress Sk. Nurul Islam 479,747 45.92
CPI Ajay Chakraborty 419,368 40.20
BJP Swapan Kumar Das 67,690 6.51
AUDF Siddiqullah Chowdhury 41,338 3.98
Independent Ranjit Gain 13,888 1.33
BSP Jiaul Haque 7,590 0.73
LJP Chhalauddin Molla 4,239 0.40
IUML Salim Makkar 4,023 0.38
Majority 59,379 5.72
Turnout 1,038,209 86.62
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI Swing

General elections 1951-2004[edit]

Basirhat was double-member constituency in 1951 and 1957. Thereafter, it was a single seat constituency. 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 Renu Chakravartty Communist Party of India
Satya Hari Dutta Indian National Congress Patiram Roy Indian National Congress[6]
1957 Paresh Nath Kayal Indian National Congress
Renu Chakravartty Communist Party of India Pratima Bose Indian National Congress[7]
1962 Humayun Kabir Indian National Congress Abdur Razzak Khan Communist Party of India[8]
1967 Humayun Kabir Bangla Congress A.K.M Ishaque Indian National Congress[9]
1969 (Bye election) Sardar Amjad Ali Bangla Congress K.A.Makkar PML[10]
1971 A.K.M. Ishaque Indian National Congress Md. Abdulla Rasul Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
1977 Alhaj M A Hannan Bharatiya Lok Dal A.K.M.Ishaque Indian National Congress[12]
1980 Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India Abdul Gaffar Quazi Indian National Congress (I)[13]
1984 Indrajit Gupta Communist Party of India Kamal Basu Indian National Congress[14]
1989 Monoranjan Sur Communist Party of India Sardar Amjad Ali Indian National Congress[15]
1991 Monoranjan Sur Communist Party of India Sardar Amjad Ali Indian National Congress[16]
1996 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India Dilip Majumder Indian National Congress[17]
1998 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India Sudipto Roy Trinamool Congress[18]
1999 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India M Nuruzzaman All India Trinamool Congress[19]
2004 Ajay Chakraborty Communist Party of India Sujit Bose All India Trinamool Congress[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Turnout for General Elections 2014". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Border residents debate Modis views on Bangladeshis". The Hindustan Times, 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "In Basirhat, 3 Muslims vs BJP’s "minority"". The Indian Express, 18 March 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1951- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Details of Bye-elections from 1952 to 1995 (Excel file)". Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  19. ^ 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 25 May 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  22. ^ 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: 22°40′N 88°53′E / 22.66°N 88.89°E / 22.66; 88.89