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The West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies and Diamond Harbour is one of them.
According to the data from last census, 22,21,470 people stay in Diamond Harbour. Out of them, 20.63% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 22,21,470 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 50.93% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 49.07% people.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 17,12,612. Of them, 8,83,759 and 8,28,792 are male and female voters respectively.
To recall, the sitting MP Abhishek Banerjee from AITC defeated CPM's Dr. Abul Hasnat by 71,298 votes in the previous elections.
A total of 81% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In a hard fought battle between RAJIV RANJAN SINGH ALIAS LALAN SINGH (Janata Dal (United)) and NILAM DEVI (Indian National Congress), the former emerged victorious by a margin of 167,937 votes.
For this seat, All India Trinamool Congress placed its bet on Abhishek Banerjee while the Bahujan Samaj Party fielded Md. Goribulla Molla. Nilanjan Roy was the candiate from Bharatiya Janata Party.