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Balurghat is one of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal.
According to the census, the total population of Balurghat is 19,79,954, among which 28.33% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 15.19% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 12.24% of voters live in urban areas while 87.76% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 14,27,567. Of them, 7,34,794 and 6,92,716 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, AITC's sitting MP Arpita Ghosh defeated RSP's Bimalendu Sarkar by a huge margin of 106,964 votes.
For the 2019 general elections of Balurghat, a total of 85% voters got inked.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Sukanta Majumdar of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated All India Trinamool Congress's Arpita Ghosh by a margin of 33,293. After a close shave, Sukanta Majumdar will now govern Balurghat for the next five years.
Indian National Congress fieled Abdus Sadek Sarkar while the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Nalin Chandra Murmu, and the All India Trinamool Congress chose Arpita Ghosh as their candidate.