Barasat of West Bengal

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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.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Bani Chakraborty

Shiv Sena

SHS

3116

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Debasish Biswas

Amra Bangali

AB

2348

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Dipankar Baidya

Rashtriya Janasachetan Party

RJP

1277

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Dr. Kakoli Ghoshdastidar

All India Trinamool Congress

AITC

648084

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Haripada Biswas

All India Forward Bloc

AIFB

123974

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Mrinal Kanti Bhattacharjee

Independent

IND

5601

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Mrinal Kanti Debnath

Bharatiya Janata Party

BJP

538101

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Oli Mahammad Mallick

CPI(ML) Red Star

CPI(ML)RS

1306

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Saurav Basu

Rashtriya Janadhikar Suraksha Party

RJSP

4425

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Subrata Dutta

Indian National Congress

INC

37271

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Sukumar Bala

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP

9740

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Tushar Ghosh

Sociallist Unity Centre of India (Communist)

SUCI(C)

1754

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