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West Bengal's Coochbehar is one of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Coochbehar is 22,65,726, among which 48.59% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 0.51% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 10.13% of voters live in urban areas while 89.87% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 18,09,598 voters in the constituency. Among which, 9,40,948 are male voters and 8,68,632 are female voters.
To recall, the sitting MP Renuka Sinha from AITC defeated AIFB's Dipak Kumar Roy by 87,107 votes in the previous elections.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Dr. JAYANTA KUMAR ROY of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated All India Trinamool Congress's BIJOY CHANDRA BARMAN by a margin of 184,004. After a close shave, Dr. JAYANTA KUMAR ROY will now govern Coochbehar for the next five years.
Indian National Congress fieled Piya Roy Chowdhury while the All India Trinamool Congress placed its bet on Adhikary Paresh Chandra, and the Bharatiya Janata Party chose Nisith Pramanik as their candidate.