Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Prasun Banerjee, Member of Parliament, Howrah
Existence1951-present
ReservationNone
Current MPPrasun Banerjee
PartyTrinamool Congress
Elected Year2014
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,505,099[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesBally
Howrah Uttar
Howrah Madhya
Shibpur
Howrah Dakshin
Sankrail (SC)
Panchla

Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency) (Bengali: হাওড়া লোকসভা কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Howrah in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 25 Howrah (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Howrah district.

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. 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

The Hindustan Times reported, “Howrah is a 500-year old urban agglomeration on the western bank of the Hooghly River and is best known for unplanned, densely populated habitation, one of the country's biggest rail terminus and a rusty manufacturing sector, especially iron foundries.”[2]

About the foundry industry The Times of India wrote, “Some have already downed their shutters. Others keep open for three days a week. A cut in wages has been accepted by the workers mostly without even a grumble. The foundry industry of Howrah, once known as the Sheffield of India and one of the largest employers in the state, is now gasping for breath.”[3]

According to The Hindu, Howrah and Sreerampur constituencies have more than 25% non-Bengali voters with their roots in Rajasthan, Bihar or Uttar Pradesh.[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. 25 Howrah is composed of the following segments:[5]

Prior to delimitation, the constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[6]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Santosh Kumar Dutta Indian National Congress [7]
Second 1957-62 Mohammed Elias Communist Party of India[8]
Third 1962-67 Mohammed Elias Communist Party of India [9]
Fourth 1967-71 K.K.Chatterjee Indian National Congress[10]
Fifth 1971-77 Samar Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[11]
Sixth 1977-80 Samar Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[12]
Seventh 1980-84 Samar Mukherjee Communist Party of India (Marxist)[13]
Eighth 1984-89 Priyaranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[14]
Ninth 1989-91 Susanta Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist) [15]
Tenth 1991-96 Susanta Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[16]
Eleventh 1996-98 Priyaranjan Dasmunsi Indian National Congress[17]
Twelfth 1998-99 Bikram Sarkar All India Trinamool Congress[18]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Swadesh Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[19]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Swadesh Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)[20]
Fifteenth 2009-13 Ambica Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[21]
2013-14 Prasun Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[22]
Sixteenth 2014-19 Prasun Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress[23]
Seventeenth 2019–present Prasun Banerjee All India Trinamool Congress

Election Results[edit]

17th Lok Sabha: 2019 General Elections[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Howrah
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Prasun Banerjee 5,76,711 47.18 -4.53
BJP Rantidev Sengupta 4,73,016 38.73 +25.42
CPI (M) Sumitro Adhikary 1,05,547 8.64 -5.44
INC Suvra Ghosh 32,107 2.63 -2.68
Majority 1,03,695
Turnout 12,22,708 74.83
AITC hold Swing

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Trinamul Congress wins Howrah Lok Sabha Polls". Hindustan Times, 5 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Sheffield of India dying an untimely death". The Times of India, 20 September 2001. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Non-Bengali voters could prove crucial in final phase". The Hindu, 11 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  6. ^ "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. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  9. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962- Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  10. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  11. ^ "General Elections, India, 1971 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  12. ^ "General Elections, 1977 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  13. ^ "General Elections, 1980 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  14. ^ "General Elections, 1984 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  15. ^ "General Elections, 1989 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  16. ^ "General Elections, 1991 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  17. ^ "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  18. ^ "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. ^ "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. ^ "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  21. ^ "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. ^ "Bye election to the House of the People from The 25 Howrah Parliamentary Constituency" (PDF). Forms 21 D & E. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  23. ^ "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°19′E / 22.59°N 88.31°E / 22.59; 88.31