Once under the Revolutionary Socialist Party’s hold, Baharampur parliamentary constituency is one of West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats formed in 1951.
The Congress’ chief of the Bengal unit Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has held the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat since 1999 when he defeated Promothes Mukherjee of the RSP.
A general seat, Baharampur will see Trinamool Congress’ Apurba Biswas trying his luck from Baharampur against Chowdhury, who is eyeing a fifth straight term.
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Baharampur will vote on April 29 during the fourth of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are some facts about Baharampore Lok Sabha seat:
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Baharampur
Sitting MP, party: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 356,567
Runner up name, party: Indranil Sen, Trinamool Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,154,587
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 79.42%
Number of women voters in 2014: 700,840
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,835
Mar 19, 2019 17:46 IST