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West Bengal's Barasat is one of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Barasat houses 22,57,779 people. Out of them, 18.80% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 1.45% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 65.23% of voters are from urban areas while 34.77% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 17,10,683. Of them, 8,67,747 and 8,42,890 are male and female voters respectively.
The sitting MP Dr. Kakali Ghoshdostidar from AITC defeated AIFB's Dr. Mortoza Hossain by a huge margin of 173,141 votes in the previous elections.
The voter turnout recorded was 84%.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, Dr. Kakoli Ghoshdastidar won the Barasat. Mrinal Kanti Debnath was defeated by a margin of 109,983 votes.
Bahujan Samaj Party fielded Sukumar Bala while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Mrinal Kanti Debnath. Similarly, the All India Trinamool Congress placed its bet on Dr. Kakoli Ghoshdastidar.