Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence1957-present
ReservationNone
Current MPKakoli Ghosh Dastidar
PartyTrinamool Congress
Elected Year2014
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,512,792[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesHabra
Ashoknagar
Rajarhat New Town
Bidhannagar
Madhyamgram
Barasat
Deganga

Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Barasat in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 17 Barasat (Lok Sabha constituency) are in North 24 Parganas district.

Assembly segments[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

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 17 Barasat is composed of the following assembly segments from 2009:[2]

In 2004, Barasat Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[3]Bagadaha (SC) (assembly constituency no. 84), Bangaon (assembly constituency no. 85), Gaighata (assembly constituency no. 86), Habra (assembly constituency no. 87), Ashoknagar (assembly constituency no. 88), Barasat (assembly constituency no. 90), Deganga (assembly constituency no. 92)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Santipur Arun Chandra Guha Indian National Congress [4]
Second 1957-62 Barasat Arun Chandra Guha Indian National Congress [5]
Third 1962-67 Arun Chandra Guha Indian National Congress[6]
Fourth 1967-71 Ranendranath Sen Communist Party of India[7]
Fifth 1971-77 Ranendranath Sen Communist Party of India [8]
Sixth 1977-80 Chitta Basu Forward Bloc[9]
Seventh 1980-84 Chitta Basu Forward Bloc[10]
Eighth 1984-89 Tarun Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress[11]
Ninth 1989-91 Chitta Basu Forward Bloc [12]
Tenth 1991-96 Chitta Basu Forward Bloc[13]
Eleventh 1996-98 Chitta Basu Forward Bloc[14]
Twelfth 1998-99 Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja Trinamool Congress[15]
Thirteenth 1999-04 Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja Trinamool Congress[16]
Fourteenth 2004-09 Subrata Bose Forward Bloc[17]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Dr. Kakali Ghosh Dastidar Trinamool Congress [18]
Sixteenth 2014-2019 Dr. Kakali Ghosh Dastidar Trinamool Congress[19]
Seventeenth 2019-incumbent Dr. Kakali Ghosh Dastidar Trinamool Congress[19]

Election results[edit]

General election 2019[edit]

Indian General Election 2019:Barasat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar 6,48,444 46.47 +5.08
BJP Dr. Mrinal Kanti Debnath 5,38,275 38.57 +15.2
Forward Bloc Haripada Biswas 1,24,068 8.89 -18.86
INC Subrata Dutta 37,277 2.67 -0.53
SUCI(C) Tushar Ghosh 1754 0.13
Majority 1,10,169 7.9 -5.74
Turnout 13,96,194 81.26
AITC hold Swing


e • d 2019 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage Vote change %
Trinamool Congress 22 Decrease12 43.00 Increase4
Bharatiya Janata Party 18 Increase16 40.00 Increase23
Indian National Congress 2 Decrease2 6.29 Decrease4
Left Front 0 Decrease2 7.57 Decrease24

Source: Election Results 2019 Note: The vote share may change marginally once the final data is released by Election Commission.


General elections 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Barasat[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar 5,25,387 41.39 -9.56
Forward Bloc Dr. Mortaza Hossain 3,52,246 27.75 -11.22
BJP P. C. Sorcar, Jr. 2,96,608 23.37 +17.97
INC Riju Ghoshal 40,660 3.20 +3.20
BSP Sukumar Bala 12,178
Independent Morttaja Hosen 6,911
WPI Md. Rafikul Islam 6,895
Independent Kaushik Das Gupta 6,375
Independent Kalyan Basak 4,122
SUCI(C) Paresh Chandra Ghosh 2,439
BMP Bikash Hazra 1,478
CPI(ML) Red Star Shukla Bhuimali 1,332
NOTA None of the Above 12,700 1.00
Majority 1,73,141 13.64 +1.66
Turnout 1,269,331 83.91
AITC hold Swing -10.39
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]

General Election, 2009: Barasat[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar 5,22,530 50.96
Forward Bloc Sudin Chattopadhyay 3,99,629 38.97
BJP Bratin Sengupta 55,353 5.39
BSP Arun Kumar Biswas 18,381 1.79
AUDF Bhaskar Ghosh 9,161 0.89
Independent Kumari Kamala Das 7,527 0.73
Independent Subrata Bose 6,913 0.67
IUML Waliur Rahaman 6,045 0.58
Majority 1,22,901 11.99
Turnout 10,25,329 83.60
AITC gain from Forward Bloc Swing
e • d 2009 Indian general election
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change Vote percentage
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18 31.8
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0 13.45
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1 NA
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17 33.1
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1 3.6
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1 3.56
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1 3.04
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1 6.14

General elections 1957-2004[edit]

Most of the contests were multi-cornered. However, only winners and runners-up are mentioned below:

Year Voters Voter Turnout Winner Runners up
%age Candidate %age Party Candidate %age Party
1957 273525 56.56 Arun Chandra Guha 51.10 Indian National Congress Bhowani Sankar Sen Gupta 48.90 Communist Party of India[5]
1962 385,859 59.64 Arun Chandra Guha 50.17 Indian National Congress Bhowani Sankar Sen Gupta 37.70 Communist Party of India[6]
1967 365,429 74.09 Ranendra Nath Sen 40.84 Communist Party of India Arun Chandra Guha 31.59 Indian National Congress[7]
1971 349,894 64.10 Ranendra Nath Sen 33.29 Communist Party of India Hemanta Gangopadhyay 30.54 Communist Party of India (Marxist)[8]
1977 372,420 61.05 Chitta Basu 56.15 Forward Bloc Ranen Sen 24.23 Communist Party of India[9]
1980 571,760 75.33 Chitta Basu 53.03 Forward Bloc Harasit Ghosh 36.30 Indian National Congress (I)[10]
1984 703,870 83-83 Tarun Kanti Ghosh 49.46 Indian National Congress Chitta Basu 47.64 Forward Bloc[11]
1989 898,100 85.87 Chitta Basu 50.52 Forward Bloc Tarun Kanti Ghosh 44.38 Indian National Congress[12]
1991 893, 570 83.11 Chitta Basu 43.60 Forward Bloc Ashok Krishna Dutt 35.84 Indian National Congress[13]
1996 1,072,010 86.33 Chitta Basu 46.24 Forward Bloc Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja 42.86 Indian National Congress[14]
1998 1,070,950 84.10 Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja 47.13 Trinamool Congress Chitra Ghosh 40.83 Forward Bloc[15]
1999 1,043,590 80.88 Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja 50.28 Trinamool Congress Saral Deb 40.88 Forward Bloc[16]
2004 1,153,580 83.11 Subrata Bose 45.13 Forward Bloc Dr. Ranjit Kumar Panja 44.07 Trinamool Congress[17]

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 July 2, 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Delimitation Commission Order No. 18" (PDF). Table B – Extent of Parliamentary Constituencies. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Members Biographical Sketches - First Lok Sabha". West Bengal. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 27 Nov 2017.
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  9. ^ a b "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.
  10. ^ a b "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.
  11. ^ a b "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.
  12. ^ a b "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.
  13. ^ a b "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.
  14. ^ a b "General Elections, 1996 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b "General Elections, 1998 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  16. ^ a b "General Elections, 1999 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  17. ^ a b "General Elections, 2004 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  18. ^ a b "General Elections, 2009 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "General Elections 2014 - Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 22°43′N 88°29′E / 22.72°N 88.48°E / 22.72; 88.48