Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence1951-1977
2009-Incumbent
ReservationNone
Current MPDev
PartyAll India Trinamool Congress
Elected Year2014
StateWest Bengal
Total Electors1,610,489[1]
Assembly ConstituenciesPanskura Paschim
Sabang
Pingla
Debra
Daspur
Ghatal (SC)
Keshpur (SC)

Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency is based on Ghatal in West Bengal. While six assembly segments of No. 32 Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Paschim Medinipur district, one segment is in Purba Medinipur district.

As per order of the Delimitation Commission in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency) ceased to exist; and a new Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) came into being.[2] The Ghatal constituency existed earlier from 1951 to 1977

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

Ghatal (Lok Sabha constituency) (parliamentary constituency no. 32) is composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Constituency Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Ghatal Nikunja Behari Chowdhury Communist Party of India [4]
Second 1957-62 Nikunja Behari Maity Indian National Congress[5]
Third 1962-67 Sachindra Chaudhuri Indian National Congress[6]
Fourth 1967-71 Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress[7][8]
Fifth 1971-77 Jagadish Bhattachaya Communist Party of India (Marxist)[9]
Fifteenth 2009-14 Gurudas Dasgupta Communist Party of India[10]
Sixteenth 2014-19 Dipak Adhikari aka Dev All India Trinamool Congress[11]
Seventeenth 2019-incumbent Dipak Adhikari aka Dev All India Trinamool Congress

For Members of Parliament from the area during the period 1977-2009 see Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency)

Election results[edit]

17th Lok Sabha: 2019 General Elections[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Ghatal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Deepak Adhikari (Dev) 7,17,959 48.22 -2.48
BJP Bharati Ghosh 6,09,986 40.97 +34.04
CPI Tapan Kumar Ganguli 98,953 6.56 -24.88
INC Khandakar Mohammad Saifullah 32,793 2.21 -6.78
NOTA None of the Above 13,796 0.93 N/A
Majority 1,07,973 7.25 -11.85
Turnout 14,89,338 82.74
AITC hold Swing -15.78


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 election 2014[edit]

2014 Indian general election: Ghatal[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AITC Dev 685,696 50.70 +9.78
CPI Santosh Rana 424,805 31.40 -22.16
INC Manas Bhunia 122,928 8.99
BJP Md. Alam 94,842 6.93 +3.94
SUCI(C) Anjan Jana 8,080
Amra Bangalee Goutam Kouri 5,547
Independent Gopal Mondal 4,498
Jharkhand Anushilan Party Gopal Murmu 2,154
RJSP Gobardhan Ghosh 1,983
PDS Gangaram Sasmal 1,758
Majority 260,891 19.10
Turnout 1,366,909 84.88
AITC gain from CPI Swing


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: Ghatal[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Gurudas Dasgupta 625,923 53.50 -8.42
AITC Noor Alam Chowdhury 478,739 40.92 +10.82
BJP Matilal Khatua 34,997 2.99
BSP Narayan Chandra Samat 12,064 1.03
Indian Justice Party Liyakat Khan 9,355 0.80
JMM Arun Kumar Das 5,333 0.46
RDMP Ahitosh Maity 3,515 0.30
Majority 147,184 12.80
Turnout 11,69,934 86.35
CPI hold Swing

For Members of Parliament from the area during the period 1977-2009 see Panskura (Lok Sabha constituency)

General election 1971[edit]

General Election, 1971: Ghatal[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) Jagadish Bhattacharyya 128,366 35.71
INC Parimal Ghosh 127,044 35.34
CPI Prabhat Kar 62,824 17.48
BBC Surendra Nath Ghorai 20,513 5.71
NCO Ramdas Ramanuj Das Mahanta 16,403 4.56
Independent Gobardhan Dey 4,306 1.20
Majority 1,322 0.4
Turnout 3,59,456 73.12%
CPI gain from INC Swing

General election 1967[edit]

General Election, 1967: Ghatal[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Parimal Ghosh 138,572 41.59%
CPI Prabhat Kar 109,662 32.91%
CPI (M) Nikunja Chowdhury 84,945 25.50%
Majority 28,910
Turnout 3,33,179 73.27%
INC hold Swing

General election 1962[edit]

General Election, 1962: Ghatal[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sachindra Nath Chowdhury 179,045 52.50%
CPI Manoranjan Roy 148,207 43.40%
ABHM Basanta kumar Chakraborty 7,049 2.10
Majority 30,838 (9.0%)
Turnout 3,34,301 (63.8%)
INC hold Swing

General election 1957[edit]

General Election, 1957: Ghatal[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Nikunja Behari Maity 165,597 59.65%
CPI Manoranjan Roy 112,025 40.35%
Majority 53,572 (9.0%)
Turnout 277,622 (62.6%)
INC gain from CPI Swing

General election 1952[edit]

General Election, 1952: Ghatal[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI Nikunja Behari Chowdhury 73,435 40.70%
INC Maitayee Basu 68,916 38.20%
Independent Satcori Pati Roy 38,028 21.10
Majority 4,519
Turnout 1,80,379 (49.9%)
CPI win (new seat)

General elections 1951-1971[edit]

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

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1951 Nikunja Behari Chowdhury CPI Maitreyee Basu Indian National Congress[4]
1957 Nikunja Behari Maity Indian National Congress Nikunja Behari Chwdhury Communist Party of India[5]
1962 Sachindra Chaudhuri Indian National Congress Manoranjan Roy Communist Party of India[6]
1967 Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress P.Kar Communist Party of India[7][8]
1971 Jagadish Bhattacharyya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parimal Ghosh Indian National Congress[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "Combined List of Members". First Lok Sabha to Thirteenth Lok Sabha. Parliament of India. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
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