Mumbai, March 27: Dum Dum is the parliamentary constituency in West Bengal which will go to polls in the Seventh Phase of general elections on May 19. The counting of votes for Dum Dum Lok Sabha election result will take place on May 23. The primary electoral contest for the seat is between the All India Trinamool Congress, Left Front, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Though several other regional parties would also contest for the seat.
The incumbent parliamentarian, representing the constituency is from AITC – Prof Saugata Roy. The MP emerged victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections by defeating the Left Front’s CPI(M) candidate – Asim Kumar Dasgupta. AITC has fielded Prof Saugata Roy again this time from the constituency. To defeat the incumbent MP in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, CPI(M) has fielded Nepaldeb Bhattacharya, while Congress has announced Saurav Saha as their candidate. BJP has fielded Samik Bhattacharya as their candidate. West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
As per the ECI website – updated on March 13, 2019 – there are 12,12,220 voters in the parliamentary constituency, among them 5,77,844 are females while 6,34,376 are males. The average literacy rate of the constituency is 93 per cent. This constituency is famous for Army’s Ordinance Factory and has been developed as a modern commercial centre. Also, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is present under this constituency only. The female to male ratio is 927.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule for Seventh Phase:
|Announcement and Issue of Press Note||March 10|
|Issue of Notification||April 22|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 29|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 30|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||May 2|
|Date Of Poll||May 19|
|Date of Result||May 23|
|Dates Before Elections Shall be Completed||May 27|
According to the Election Commission’s briefings, the process of filing nomination for Dum Dum Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 22, which would continue till April 29. Scrutiny will be done on April 30, and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations will be May 2. The polling will take place on May 19.
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In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AITC bagged 34 seats – gaining 15 more than 2009, while CPI(M) could win only two seats – Raiganj and Murshidabad. Congress emerged victorious on four seats, and BJP opened their account from Asansol and Darjeeling. Lok Sabha elections will take place in seven phases across the state – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be declared on May 23.