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The West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies and Medinipur is one of them.
As per the last census report, Medinipur houses 21,66,808 people. Out of them, 15.23% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 12.68% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 23.73% of voters are from urban areas while 76.27% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 16,70,180 voters, there are 8,45,516 male voters while 8,24,643 voters are females.
The sitting MP Sandhya Roy from AITC defeated CPI's Prabodh Panda by a huge margin of 184,666 votes in the previous elections.
The voter turnout recorded was 84%.
In Medinipur, All India Trinamool Congress's ABU TAHER KHAN thrashed his opponent by 226,417. The ABU HENA, S/O - LATE ABDUS SATTAR of Indian National Congress managed to get 377929 in the closely watched battle.
For this seat, All India Trinamool Congress placed its bet on Manas Ranjan Bhunia while the Indian National Congress fielded Sambhunath Chattapadhyay. Biplab Bhatta was the candiate from Communist Party of India.